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Fast & Easy Dinner: Mexican Polenta Scramble

Fast & Easy Dinner: Mexican Polenta Scramble

A scramble doesn't necessarily have to include eggs. This scramble, for example, is a mix of veggies, polenta, and shredded cheese. All the ingredients are tossed together and quickly cooked in a sauté pan. You should be able to find poblano chilies in your local grocery store and pepitas are hulled pumpkin seeds sold in health food bulk bins. This dish is excellent alone, paired with beans, or topped with fried eggs. To make it tonight, get the recipe, just

Mexican Polenta Scramble
From Eating Well

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 poblanos or 2 green bell peppers, diced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 16-ounce tube prepared plain polenta, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced
1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, preferably sharp
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 avocado, diced
2 tablespoons pepitas, toasted

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until bright green and just starting to soften, about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, cumin and salt; cook, stirring often, until the tomatoes start to break down, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Crumble polenta slices into the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in scallions, cheese, cilantro and lime juice.
  5. Serve the scramble topped with diced avocado and toasted pepitas.

Serves 4.

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 315 calories; 20 g fat (6 g sat, 8 g mono); 20 mg cholesterol; 26 g carbohydrate; 13 g protein; 6 g fiber; 600 mg sodium; 645 mg potassium. Nutrition bonus: Vitamin C (220% daily value), Calcium (45% dv), Vitamin A (35% dv), Folate (20% dv), Potassium (18% dv). Nutrition bonus: Vitamin C (220% daily value), Calcium (45% dv), Vitamin A (35% dv), Folate (20% dv), Potassium (18% dv).

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Mom07 Mom07 8 years
Does anyone have this recipe in their files? I tried it, loved it, and now the recipe seems to be missing when I click on "Print it"
FashionKid FashionKid 9 years
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Right sis?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
My sister would love love love this!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
Uh... that doesn't sound appetizing. Sorry.
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 9 years
I keep wanting to try polenta!
ShaenaLauren ShaenaLauren 9 years
This reminds me of a salad that is served at is delish!! Definately give it a try!
michichan michichan 9 years
Where does one buy prepared tubed polenta?
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
Sounds good...still needs eggs! :lol:
Babychloe Babychloe 9 years
I love pumpkin seeds!
Carissaa Carissaa 9 years
This looks and sounds amazing! I can't wait to try it. Super healthy too.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Not sure about this one...
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