Polenta With Sautéed Swiss Chard


Very quick and tasteful vegetarian dish. Polenta with sautéed swiss chard is served with red beets and walnuts. You won't even miss any meat at all!

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Polenta with sautéed swiss chard
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-08-24, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 15 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 01-03-2021

15 minutes 2 people Main course
Polenta with sautéed swiss chard


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  • 100 gram polenta
  • 1/2 liter vegetable stock (or use chicken stock for a non-vegetarian version)
  • 100 gram grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1 orange (juice + zest)
  • optional: a few cubes of butter
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • about 100 grams swiss chard (or use fresh spinach instead)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 medium-sized red beets*
  • handful walnuts
  • balsamic vinegar
  • optional: cilantro leaves
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • salad spinner
  • medium-sized pan
  • whisk
  • large skillet

Polenta With Sautéed Swiss Chard

15 minutes 2 people Main course

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

tip: you can use pre-cooked beets or roast them in the oven. Wrap them into tin foil and roast them for 45 min - 1 hour until they're softened enough.  

Peel and finely chop 2 cloves of garlic and set them aside. Rinse the swiss chard and use a salad spinner to get rid of any excess water. Roughly chop the walnuts, grate the zest of the orange, chop the cooked or roasted beets into quarters and set aside.

Heat vegetable stock in a medium-sized pan.  as soon as the stock has come to a boil, turn down the heat and add the polenta. You'll notice the polenta will thicken very soon, keep on whisking it.

Add the grated cheese, juice of 1 orange and season with pepper and salt. If you like, you can also add a few small cubes of butter.  

Polenta with sautéed Swiss chard
Polenta with sautéed Swiss chard

Finishing the polenta with sautéed swiss chard -- 5 minutes

Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add the chopped garlic. After about 1 minute, start adding the swiss chard in batches. You'll notice the swiss chard is done very quickly.

Season with zest of the orange, pepper and salt. Divide the hot polenta over plates and place the sautéed swiss chard on top. Divide the red beet quarters, chopped walnuts and if you like you can add some extra cilantro leaves and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Enjoy!

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