Creamy Polenta with Cherry Tomato Relish

(makes 8 servings)

Weight Loss Recipes : Creamy Polenta with Cherry Tomato RelishIngredients:

  • 6 cups cherry tomatoes
  • Low-fat cooking spray
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup sliced shallots
  • 1½ tbsp sugar
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • 1½ tsp divided salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 cup dry polenta
  • ½ cup shaved fresh Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Spray a shallow roasting pan with low-fat cooking spray.
  • Cut slits at bottom of each cherry tomato then place stem-side down in roasting pan. Bake at 425 degrees F for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F and continue to bake for another 45 minutes. Remove from oven, cover with aluminum foil and let stand for 10-15 minutes.
  • Heat olive oil in a large-size skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and sauté until lightly browned (about 5 minutes).
  • Add white wine, reduce to medium-low heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add 11/2 tsp of the salt and the pepper.
  • Remove from heat, stir in tomatoes, cover and set aside.
  • In a large-size saucepan, add milk and water and bring to a boil then remove from heat.
  • Gradually add dry polenta while stirring constantly with a whisk. Cover and cook for 2 minutes over medium-low heat.
  • Add 1 tsp salt, cover and let stand until polenta reaches a thick consistency (about 5 minutes), stirring occasionally.
  • Pass the tomato relish and Parmesan shavings at the table.

Make 8 Servings:

Weight loss recipes Amount Per Serving(⅛ of recipe (220 g)): 184 Calories, 7 g Protein, 25 g carbohydrates, 3 g Dietary Fiber, 5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 7 mg cholesterol, 596 mg sodium


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