Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta

The weather is certainly warming up here in NYC and we just love it! My family and I can finally spend more time outdoors and I can try new recipes perfect for Spring. When the weather warms up, I love to use herbs like fresh basil. It adds such a fresh flavor. When I was reading the Diabetes Forecast Magazine and saw their Polenta recipe, I thought that basil would be a great addition to it. So here’s an adapted recipe for a deliciously fresh Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta.

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Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta
Serves 4



  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ cup of coarse ground yellow polenta or cornmeal (do not use instant)
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped rehydrated sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp of chopped basil
  • ½ tsp sea salt



  1. In a 1-quart saucepan, bring the water to a boil.  Slowly add the polenta in a thin, steady stream, whisking constantly.
  2. Continue to whisk or stir with a long-handled wooden spoon over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, until mixture looks creamy.
  3. Once mixture is creamy, remove saucepan from the heat and add the remaining ingredients (sundried-tomatoes, olive oil, shredded Parmesan cheese, chopped basil, and salt).
  4. Mix well and serve immediately.


This recipe was adapted from the Diabetes Forecast Magazine.

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