Creamy Polenta With Mixed Greens Recipe

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Creamy Polenta With Mixed Greens
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  1. Combine tomatoes and boiling water.
  2. Let stand 30 minutes, drain and chop.
  3. Combine cornmeal and pinch of black pepper in saucepan.
  4. Gradually add 3 cups broth and 1 cup water, stirring continually with a whisk.
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Remove polenta from heat and keep warm.
  7. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and saute onion and red pepper for about 10 minutes or until tender.
  8. Add tomatoes and garlic, cooking for 1 more minute.
  9. Add 1 cup broth and the greens.
  10. Cover and reduce heat to low, cooking 15 minutes or until greens are completely tender.
  11. Season with salt and pepper.
  12. Spoon polenta into 4 plates and top with greens.
  13. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  14. Since I like things spicy, I add some crushed red pepper to this recipe, or just shake on your favorite hot sauce.
  15. For Vegetarian use the vegetable broth only.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 811.66 Kcal (3398 kJ)
Calories from fat 353.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39.32g 60%
Cholesterol 12.59mg 4%
Sodium 665.71mg 28%
Potassium 398.83mg 8%
Total Carbs 104.44g 35%
Sugars 20.89g 84%
Dietary Fiber 14.37g 57%
Protein 24.65g 49%
Vitamin C 53.7mg 89%
Vitamin A 1.2mg 39%
Iron 26.7mg 148%
Calcium 207mg 21%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 145.99 Kcal (611 kJ)
Calories from fat 63.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.07g 60%
Cholesterol 2.26mg 4%
Sodium 119.74mg 28%
Potassium 71.74mg 8%
Total Carbs 18.78g 35%
Sugars 3.76g 84%
Dietary Fiber 2.59g 57%
Protein 4.43g 49%
Vitamin C 9.7mg 89%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 39%
Iron 4.8mg 148%
Calcium 37.2mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.7
  • 23

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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