Mediterranean Polenta Scramble

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 1:10 h
  • Cook Time : 12m

All of my favorite flavors together in one delicious dish!



  • 1 cup Cornmeal
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 packed tsp Lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ cup diced Red onion
  • 2 large Garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • 1 packed cup Greens of your choice (I used Kale)
  • 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, sliced in half
  • ½ cup diced Tomato
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt, or to taste




Step 1

First make the Polenta: Lightly oil an 8 inch square baking pan and set aside. Bring the Water, salt, oregano and lemon zest to a boil in a medium saucepan. Slowly whisk in the cornmeal, and cook, stirring continuously until mixture is thick and starts spitting cornmeal all over the place. About 1-2 minutes. Immediately pour into prepared pan and smooth the top. Let cool for at least an hour in the fridge until firm. When you are ready to eat, unmold the polenta from the pan and cut it into small cubes. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 3 minutes. Next add garlic, cooking and stirring for an additional 30 seconds.

Step 3

Deglaze the pan with the water and add kale and olives. Cook and stir until kale has wilted, about 1-2 minutes. Lastly, add polenta cubes and tomatoes. Slightly mash the cubes and cook until heated through, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Roxane is a culinary school graduate, professional pastry chef and devoted mama of an adorable toddler - She loves cooking and baking tasty, healthy plant-based food that is kind to our bodies, the earth and the animals! She also runs her own website, Roxane's Natural Kitchen

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Comments (4)

  1. posted by Kathryn Polster on February 28, 2013

    This is such a great idea – tofu scramble is great but I love this idea even more. I can’t wait to try it out!

    • posted by Roxane McNulty on February 28, 2013

      Yes cornmeal is so versatile, and best of all inexpensive! And for someone who is soy-free like me this is a great option! Let us know how you like it!

  2. posted by Marko on May 23, 2013

    Organic ingredients, yes?

    • posted by Roxane McNulty on May 23, 2013

      That’s up to you! But yes I always use organic


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