Tex Mex Polenta Bowl

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Creamy polenta topped with seasoned veggies, black beans, pico de gallo, and all the toppings that the whole family will love.

I’ve always been a fan of fusion meals and this dish is no exception.  When the hubs and I first got married, the show The Kitchen had recently launched on Food Network.  We became instant fans because of how easy it was to connect with the recipes and content on the show.  During covid lockdown, the girls started watching it with us and became fans as well.  My oldest, Sanaya saw Jeff Mauro’s recipe for a 4 cheese polenta and decided she wanted to try it.  The polenta in this recipe is a variation of his original recipe.

As to the Tex Mex toppings, those just popped into my brain as I was trying to figure out what I wanted for toppings.  I started out with avocado for protein and the ball just started rolling from there.  The taco seasoning on the veggies adds beautiful, earthy flavor to the bowl while the pico brightens the bowl.  I also chose to add on radishes, green chilies, and cilantro for my toppings but there are no limits.  You can add a squeeze of lime, some lettuce, olives, or even some corn.  I love the versatility of this bowl.

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I'm Sapna, a foodie, blogger, wife, mom of two beautiful girls, and lover of spices.  I have a background in Nutrition and Dietetics, which I use to incorporate healthy options into all of my recipes.  I love traveling to new places, trying new food, and in turn, creating them in my kitchen to relive the magic. When I'm not in the kitchen, I love curling up with a good book, playing with my munchkins, running, hanging out with friends, and gardening.

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