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Lentil Polenta Squares with Pesto & Prosciutto

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Servings: 30

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    ¼ cup (60 mL) finely minced shallots

    4 cups (1 L) vegetable or chicken stock

    1 cup (250 mL) fine cornmeal

    1 cup (250 mL) cooked green lentils

    ½ cup (125 mL) grated Parmesan

    to taste, salt and ground black pepper

    ¼ cup (60 mL) prepared pesto

    12 prosciutto slices, cut into thirds

    20 cherry tomatoes, halved

    ¼ cup (60 mL) toasted sunflower seeds

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) balsamic reduction (optional)


Directions

  1. Heat oil in a medium size pot and add shallots. Sauté until golden. Add stock and bring to a boil. Slowly whisk in cornmeal. Cook polenta 10 minutes while whisking continuously. Stir in cooked lentils and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Stir in grated parmesan and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour polenta onto the lined baking tray and spread evenly using a spatula. The layer should be ¼ inch thick and it does not need to spread to the rim. Chill at least 1 hour in the fridge or overnight. Preheat the oven to 375˚F (190˚C).
  3. Once the polenta is ready, transfer from the baking try to a large cutting board. Cut into small squares and transfer the squares to a lined baking tray. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until golden. Turn the broiler on for a greater golden finish.
  4. Place a small dollop of pesto onto each square, then follow with a small slice of folded prosciutto, tomato, and sunflower seeds. Drizzle with balsamic and serve immediately.

Quick Tip: Polenta can be made well in advance of your get-together. Try grilling the polenta squares for added flavour & texture, or stirring in fresh herbs.


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 piece
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 70
  • Total Fat 3 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Carbohydrates 8 g
  • Dietary Fibre 1 g
  • Sugar 1 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Sodium 260 mg
  • Potassium 63 mg
  • Folate 16 mcg