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 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetisers & Starters, Vegetarian
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people
Calories 392 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Air fryer
Sauté pan with lid

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.

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