Slices of polenta are topped with a deliciously seasoned mixture of diced tomatoes, olives and cucumber, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and grilled until golden and delicious!
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'Parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
A simple and fast recipe with loads of yummy ingredients, but the end result was a little lackluster. The flavors weren't popping and I disliked the texture of the polenta - if I made this again, I'd sear the polenta a bit on each side to cut the mushy-ness of the end result. I added a little jalapeno for a kick too, that helped. - 21 Jul 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This has become one of my favorite appetizers to serve. I love the cucumber in there! - 26 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Interesting combination but very good. Very Greek-inspired dish. We didn't have fresh tomatoes so used canned and it was still very good. - 23 Apr 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)