Tomatoes and Feta with Polenta

Never underestimate a dish built on the foundation of only tomatoes and cheese.  It works for a classic pizza, right?

When I don’t have much food in the house and I don’t want to go to the grocery store I tend to get creative with what I do have.  I had tomatoes and feta cheese and not much else.  Truth be told, I could have been happy with these tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil and herbs on top of some toast for a snack.  However, I remembered that I had some polenta hidden in the back of the cupboard.  Suddenly I had the making of a simple but tasty meal.

Can you tell that nothing exciting is going on with me?  I’ve resorted to talking about the lack of food in my home.

They key to any simple recipe with a few ingredients is to use top notch ingredients.  So a heads up here, the better your ingredients the better tasting your meal will be.  There are of course limits to this, but don’t expect store brand feta to be as good as a real brand.

What meals do you create when you are cleaning out your fridge?

Tomatoes and Feta with Polenta Recipe
(2 servings)


  • 2 cups water  * See note below.
  • 1/2 cup polenta cornmeal (I used the kind that cooks in 5 minutes.) *
  • sliced tomatoes
  • about 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • sprinkling of dried oregano
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a pot on the stove, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Stir in the polenta and lower the heat to simmer.  Stir constantly until it becomes a creamy mixture.
  3. Pour the cooked polenta onto the 2 servings plates.
  4. Add the sliced tomatoes and crumbled feta cheese to each plate.
  5. Drizzle the olive oil on top.
  6. Sprinkle with dried oregano, salt and pepper.

*If you do not use quick cooking polenta then follow the directions on the box for water and polenta measurements.

Source:  Tina’s Chic Corner




  1. Victoria Cooke says:

    I’ve never tried cooking polenta, but now you’ve given me the courage to do so.
    My go to when I’m low on groceries is pancakes. The kind you add just water.

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