Grilled Polenta Bites with Black Bean Salsa

Grilled polenta rounds are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and topped with a fresh salsa for a light and refreshing appetizer in the hot summer months.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 polenta bites


  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 Roma tomato, seeded and diced

  • ¼ cup diced red onion

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

  • 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 (16 ounce) tube polenta, cut into 1/2-inch rounds

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine black beans, tomato, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, and 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Stir to combine. Set aside.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Lay polenta rounds on a clean work surface and brush the tops with olive oil. Flip the rounds over and brush the other side with olive oil. Lightly season one side.

  4. Grill polenta rounds for 5 minutes. Using a spatula, flip them over and grill for 5 minutes longer. Top with black bean salsa just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
4g Fat
19g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 689mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 226mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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