Polenta with butter beans / 🇪🇦 Polenta con frijoles blancos. Receta en español en los comentarios.
This butter bean polenta brings all the delightful earthy flavors to a rainy summer day! The combination of butter beans with the richness of tomato sauce makes the perfect comfort dish – My mom used to make Polenta all the time when I was a kid. There are many ways to adapt this recipe so you can use what you have at home.
Swap the butter beans, for any other bean you have at home, or you can do it with a classic bolognese (my mom’s favorite)
For it you will need:
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic sliced
1 large onion chopped finely
2 tbsp white wine
1 tbsp tomato purée
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 can butter beans drained
For the Polenta
50g Polenta flour.
100g plant-based milk
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 -1 tsp sea salt
In a large pan, add the olive oil and onion and fry for 2-3 minutes until very soft. Add the garlic and fry for 1 minute.
Now add the tomato paste and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add butter beans, white wine, and a bit of water. Simmer for 5-6 minutes.
To make the Polenta
Add the water to a saucepan, bring to the boil.
Slowly add in the Polenta in a steady stream. Stir continuously for 1 minute. Turn off the heat to low, cover with a lid and let it simmer for about 20 min, stirring every 3 minutes to prevent it from sticking to the pan.
Add the milk (butter and parmesan cheese if you want) and let it cook for another 5 min.
Top the Polenta with the beans, sprinkle with coriander, lemon zest, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.