Kale & White Beans with Polenta ★★★★2 reviews

Enjoy the simple yet refined flavours of this fresh summery meal.

Serves 1 | Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking time: 12 mins


  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomato halves, sliced
  • Pinch of dried basil
  • 1 cup cooked cannellini beans (or use canned)


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal (also called polenta)
  • Pinch of iodised salt (optional)
  • Cracked black pepper to taste
  • Basil, oregano, or other dried herbs (optional and to taste)


  1. Brown the garlic in a little olive oil, stock or soy/Tamari sauce.
  2. Then add the kale and cook until tender.
  3. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, cannellini beans and basil. Cook for a few more minutes then set aside to make the polenta.


  1. Bring the water to a simmer in a small pot over a medium heat, then add the polenta gradually and stir constantly.
  2. Reduce to low heat, then stir in other ingredients (herbs, salt and pepper to taste) until thickened. It may take 3-5 minutes for it to thicken.
  3. Remove from heat, then shape as desired and serve with the kale and white beans.

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  • Mattie ★★★★★
    29 May 2024
  • Rach ★★★
    19 November 2023

    The flavours were delicious but overall it was very dry.

    • VeganEasy
      21 November 2023

      Thanks for the feedback. You could add more water or even soy milk when making the polenta to make it more creamy :)