Polenta with mushrooms and chickpeas adds up to a quick, hearty vegan main dish. All you need to complete the meal is a simple salad and a green vegetable.
Polenta is the Italian name for a basic cornmeal mush with a surprising amount of history, made of coarsely ground yellow cornmeal. Once it’s cooked, it’s a soft, comforting bed of grain — and a blank canvas for all kinds of toppings.
Mushrooms are a classic topping for polenta, and here we go one better by pairing them with chickpeas in balsamic glaze. It all adds up to a hearty, filling dish.