Summer Polenta with Chimichurri and Tomatoes

Summer Polenta with Chimichurri and Tomatoes

Summer Polenta with Chimichurri and Tomatoes

Chimichurri and a tomato-onion salad are perfect for offsetting the richness of creamy polenta. Get the recipe for Summer Polenta with Chimichurri and Tomatoes »Farideh Sadeghin

I've been a bit obsessed with polenta this summer. I'm not entirely sure why, since I usually associate it with wintery comfort foods, but I haven't been able to get enough of it since chef Harold Marmulstein came into the test kitchen earlier this summer and made these incredible green chile grits. It was one of those dishes that I couldn't stop eating, even when I felt myself nearing the point of feeling sick. So, ever since that day, I haven't really been able to stop thinking about polenta, which is why I decided to make a quick, summery version. While the polenta is rich and creamy, the chimichurri and tomato-onion salad offsets the richness, and I'd go as far to say that it is now the best thing I've eaten all summer long. Throw an egg on it or top it with some scallops or skirt steak—or, leave it as is. I may be biased, but my ideal meal is perfect as is.

How to Make Summer Polenta