Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


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This is a great recipe for a quick and easy side dish. Serve it with a simple piece of grilled fish and grilled veggies.


Tomato Polenta

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1/2 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3,4.

The leftovers can be cut into 2 inch squares, seared and served as polenta cakes.

2 cups water
1/2 cup yellow corn grits
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 ounce Pecorino-Romano cheese (grated)

Place the water in a medium sauce pan over high heat.

When the water boils reduce the heat to medium-high and slowly add the grits. Stir continuously while adding the grits.

Add the salt and stir.

Reduce the heat to medium and cook the grits for 12 minutes, stirring to keep the grits from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Add the cheese and stir until well blended.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 206 Calories from Fat 38
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 7%
    Saturated Fat 2g 12%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 370mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 16% Iron 11%
Vitamin K 3 mcg Potassium 149 mg
Magnesium 20 mg