Pan-fried Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes and Mozzarella Pearls 

pan fried polenta with roasted tomatoes

As we have already shared our recipe for pan fried crispy polenta cake, today’s recipe is a straightforward amalgamation of this side dish with roasted tomatoes and mozzarella to make a delicious meal ideal for a lunch on a sunny summer’s day!

pan fried polenta with oven baked tomatoes

Pan-fried Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes and Mozzarella Pearls

The polenta with roasted tomatoes and mozzarella to make a delicious meal ideal for a lunch on a sunny summer’s day!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetisers & Starters, Vegetarian
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people
Calories 392 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Ingredients
 
 

For the tomatoes

For the garnish

Instructions
 

Prepare the polenta (see recipe).

    Prepare the tomatoes

    • Gently wash the grape tomatoes and place into an oiled baking pan.
      tomatoes on the vine
    • Sprinkle a pinch of salt and drizzle olive oil on top.
      tomatoes on the vine
    • Snip the tomatoes with scissors or cross with the tip of a knife to avoid them bursting.
      snipping tomatoes on the vine
    • Bake the tomatoes at 180°C for 6-8 minutes.
      tomatoes on the vine in air fryer

    Finish the dish

    • Mash 4 to 5 tomatoes with the olive oil and a pinch of salt until they form a puree.
      smashing tomatoes
    • Arrange 2 polenta cakes on a plate with the roasted grape tomatoes on the side.
    • Drizzle the tomato puree, pesto sauce and balsamic syrup around the plate with a few mozzarella pearls.
      pan fried polenta with roasted tomatoes

    Nutrition for 1 portion

    Calories: 392kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 13gFat: 26gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 306mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1674IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 226mgIron: 1mg
    Keyword cornmeal, mozarella, on the vine, polenta, tomatoes
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    4 Comments

    1. Stephanie says:

      This recipe looks yum and easy, I love that you used the air fryer!

    2. I love veggies. Baking and air frying is healthy!

      1. Thanks. For many recipes it is indeed healthier to use an air fryer.

    5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)

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