Polenta Cakes with Chili-Garlic Sauce

Nommy nom. Always looking for inspiration and polenta is an absolute fave. I look forward to making and tasting. Thanks for sharing ūü§ü

The Lusty Vegan

Polenta-Cakes-with-Chili-Garlic-SauceA delicious appetizer or snack to serve on date night, I originally came up with this idea using quinoa while creating a restaurant menu. Later I swapped in polenta, because the grain is heartier and holds together better.

Polenta Cakes with Chili-Garlic Sauce

Prep time: 8 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Serves 2


  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed or safflower oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dry corn polenta
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Chili-garlic sauce, to serve


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté for approximately 4 minutes, until the onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add the…

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