Polenta with Sautéed Spinach

Thick and creamy polenta meets fresh and spicy sautéed spinach in this plant-based Polenta with Sautéed Spinach bowl. Perfect for breakfast or dinner!

Author:

Elizabeth | At Elizabeth's Table

Serves:

4

Prep:

5

minutes

Cook:

10

minutes

TOtal:

15

minutes

Ingredients

For Sauteed Spinach

  • 8 Ounces Fresh Spinach
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika

For Polenta

  • 1 Cup Polenta (Corn Grits)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  1. Bring 3 cups of water and the 1/2 teaspoon of salt (for the polenta) to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the onion and slice the garlic. Saute the onion in a pan with some water for about 5 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic, cumin, and smoked paprika. Cook for 30 seconds. Add the spinach and a splash of water to the pan. Cover and let the spinach soften.
  3. When the polenta water boils, add the polenta and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
  4. When the spinach is wilted and the polenta is cooked, remove both from the heat. Divide the polenta into four bowls and top with the sauteed spinach. Enjoy!