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Polenta Cheese Squares

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Polenta Cheese Squares

Polenta Cheese Squares - Italian national colors in a savory dish - buon appetito!

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
35 min.
Preparation
ready in 40 min.
Ready in
Calories:
250
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie250 kcal(12 %)
Protein16 g(16 %)
Fat4 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates36 g(24 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage9.5 g(32 %)
Vitamin A1.4 mg(175 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E3.9 mg(33 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin4 mg(33 %)
Vitamin B₆0.4 mg(29 %)
Folate107 μg(36 %)
Pantothenic acid0.7 mg(12 %)
Biotin16.1 μg(36 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C50 mg(53 %)
Potassium929 mg(23 %)
Calcium303 mg(30 %)
Magnesium113 mg(38 %)
Iron8.8 mg(59 %)
Iodine24 μg(12 %)
Zinc1.4 mg(18 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.6 g
Uric acid169 mg
Cholesterol10 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
1
3 sprigs
400 milliliters
80 grams
Cornmeal (polenta)
1
Red onion (about 80 grams)
300 grams
Spinach (frozen)
2
small Zucchini (about 400 grams)
40 grams
½ teaspoon
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Measuring cups, 1 Wooden spoon, 2 Pots, 1 Large knife, 1 Cutting board, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Baking sheet

Preparation steps

1.
Polenta Cheese Squares preparation step 1

Peel the garlic and chop finely. Rinse thyme and shake dry. Set aside 1 sprig of thyme and pluck the leaves from the rest.

2.
Polenta Cheese Squares preparation step 2

Boil 300 ml (approximately 1 1/4 cups) vegetable broth with garlic and thyme leaves. Sprinkle in the polenta while stirring and bring to a boil. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Be careful, polenta can sputter during cooking.)

3.
Polenta Cheese Squares preparation step 3

Season polenta mixture with salt, place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread into a rectangle (about 10 x 15 cm) (approximately 4 x 6 inches).

4.
Polenta Cheese Squares preparation step 4

Peel the red onion and cut into rings.

5.
Polenta Cheese Squares preparation step 5

Bring remaining vegetable broth (100 ml) (approximately 1/2 cup) to a boil and add onion and spinach. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes over low heat.

6.
Polenta Cheese Squares preparation step 6

Rinse zucchini and cut into short sticks. Add to spinach and cook for about 3 minutes.

7.
Polenta Cheese Squares preparation step 7

Meanwhile, cut mozzarella into thin slices and scatter evenly on the polenta. Bake in preheated oven at 225°C (fan 200°C, gas: mark 3-4) (approximately 450°F) until the cheese melts, about 3 minutes.

8.
Polenta Cheese Squares preparation step 8

Season the vegetables with salt and pepper. Cut polenta into 4 pieces, arrange on the vegetables and sprinkle with pink peppercorns. Garnish with reserved thyme sprig, broken into smaller pieces, and serve.