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Kidney Bean Spread

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Yields: 6 people



  • 1 cup yellow corn grits

  • 1 teaspoon tamari

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Generous pinch dried basil

  • 3 cups filtered water



  1. Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and whisk to combine.

  2. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, whisking frequently to prevent lumping and scorching.

  3. Reduce heat to low and cook polenta over low heat, whisking frequently until the center of the polenta bursts like a big bubble.

  4. Spoon polenta evenly into a lightly oiled shallow baking dish and set aside. The polenta will be firm after about 30 minutes.



  • Try adding 1 cup of your favorite vegetable or 10-15 of your favorite olives, finely chopped to the mixture.

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