In this recipe, I wanted to use some of the beautiful tomatoes available from my garden! Picked when ripe and warm from the sun, they are juicy and sweet. You honestly cannot get better flavor from a tomato than when it is fresh off the vine. This recipe combines fresh tomatoes, grilled polenta, arugula and lemon with the heat from Trader Joe’s Chili Onion Crunch sauce (wow this stuff is good). —jodiloves
medium heirloom tomatoes, sliced thin
olive oil spray
Organic Polenta in a tube, sliced into 1/2” pieces
Trader Joe’s Tapas Style Grilled Artichokes
Trader Joe’s Chili Onion Crunch
arugula and spinach mixture
salt and pepper to taste
basil leaves to garnish
In This Recipe
Pre-heat grill to medium high. Spray sliced polenta (on both sides) with olive oil spray and sprinkle with salt. Grill polenta on both sides for 6-9 minutes. Do not move the polenta until you are ready to flip to allow each side to sear. Remove from grill and allow to cook for 5-10 minutes.
To assemble the salad, add arugula and spinach mixture to the bottom of a large serving platter and coat with lemon juice. Arrange sliced tomatoes and grilled polenta so that they overlap slightly. Tuck in grilled artichokes around the serving platter (make it pretty). Sprinkle with capers and drizzle with Chili Onion Crunch oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with Basil leaves.