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Grilled Polenta

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Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff

The next time you have an outdoor gathering, make it easy and pick up a tube of store-purchased polenta. After tossing on the grill, it takes on a smoky flavor that makes for a crisp base for fresh, creamy avocado. Sprinkle with cotija cheese, and these delicious bites are a hit.

Grilled Polenta Avocado Rounds

From Sarah Lipoff, POPSUGAR Food

Grilled Polenta

Ingredients

  1. 1 tube polenta
    1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    1 avocado
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1 green onion, chopped
    1 tablespoon cotija cheese

Directions

  1. Set your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Slice the polenta into 1/2-inch rounds and place on a plate. Drizzle with the vegetable oil so the sides are coated.
  3. Place the rounds directly on grill grates and let cook 5 minutes, then turn, creating grill marks. Flip and repeat.
  4. While the rounds are grilling, mash the avocado with the salt and lemon juice, then whisk to create a smooth cream.
  5. Remove the polenta rounds and top with the avocado, evenly distributing between the polenta.
  6. Finish with a sprinkling of green onion and cotija cheese.
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff
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