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Grilled Polenta Bites with Black Bean Salsa Recipe

Grilled Polenta Bites with Black Bean Salsa


Grilled polenta rounds are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and topped with a fresh black bean salsa for a light and refreshing appetizer in the hot summer months.


  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Roma tomato, seeded and diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16 ounce) tube polenta, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine black beans, tomato, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, and 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Lay polenta rounds on a clean work surface and brush the tops with olive oil. Flip the rounds over and brush the other side with olive oil. Lightly season one side.
  4. Grill polenta rounds for 5 minutes. Using a spatula, flip them over and grill for 5 minutes longer. Top with black bean salsa just before serving.

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Nutritional Information

Grilled Polenta Bites with Black Bean Salsa

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 124.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 9 %
carbohydrates: 6 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 19 %
fat: 6 %
saturated fat: 3 %
vitamin a iu: 4 %
niacin equivalents: 9 %
vitamin b6: 4 %
vitamin c: 10 %
folate: 9 %
calcium: 2 %
iron: 6 %
magnesium: 8 %
potassium: 6 %
sodium: 28 %
thiamin: 9 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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