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Pesto over polenta ~ a gluten free, dairy free dish

Servings 4 Servings


  • Pesto Sauce:
  • 1 C basil stems and leaves firmly packed
  • 1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese for dairy free, use Go Veggie brand
  • 1/4 plus 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 C chopped sun-dried tomatoes for garnish
  • Polenta:
  • 4 and 1/2 C water
  • salt to taste
  • 9 oz polenta


  • Pesto Sauce:
  • Place all ingredients in a bender and pulse until smooth.
  • Polenta:
  • In a medium sauce pan, bring the water to a rapid boil and add salt to taste.
  • Add the polenta slowly, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
  • Remove from heat and top with the pesto sauce, chopped sun dried tomatoes and a sprinkle of Parmesan


Recipe by: Connie Murray @Happybellyfoodie.com