Polenta with Pesto Summer Squash

I am a big fan of ridiculously easy recipes with limited ingredients. This polenta with pesto and summer squash only has 6 ingredients (if you include the nutritional yeast on top)! It’s quick, tasty and a great way to incorporate summer veggies.


1 tube of refrigerated polenta, cut into 12 slices
2 TBS pesto
1 large summer squash, diced
1 large zucchini diced
1 jar of roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
Nutritional yeast
1/4 C olive oil with 1 clove of garlic minced in it
2 TBS of water


  1. Place polenta slices on a lightly greased cooking sheet. Brush the tops with the garlic infused olive oil. Bake for 5 minutes on each side. Make sure when you turn them over you brush the other side with olive oil too.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet up until it is hot. Add the water and pesto and stir.
  3. Stir in the zucchini and squash, cook until tender.
  4. Add in the red peppers until they are heated through.
  5. Spoon over the polenta and sprinkle with nutritional yeast.

The whole thing comes together in about 15 minutes. The pesto just brings it all together, and the red peppers add a pop of color and sweetness. The photos do not do it justice. It’s an elegant looking dish with minimal effort.

Serves 4


2 thoughts on “Polenta with Pesto Summer Squash

    1. It is so good. It adds Vitamin B12 to a vegan diet and tastes like cheese…kinda like parmesan. Sometimes we have toast with vegan butter and nutritional yeast.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s