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Baked polenta chips with pesto dip

Baked polenta chips with pesto dip

Finished with oregano & Parmesan

Finished with oregano & Parmesan

Serves 4

Cooks In50 minutes plus chilling

DifficultyNot too tricky

Nutrition per serving
  • Calories 480 24%

  • Fat 33.3g 48%

  • Saturates 7.6g 38%

  • Sugars 0.9g 1%

  • Salt 0.74g 12%

  • Protein 13.5g 27%

  • Carbs 30.9g 12%

  • Fibre 1.7g -

Of an adult's reference intake


  • 400 ml organic vegetable stock
  • 150 g quick-cook polenta , plus 2 tablespoons for dusting
  • 40 g Parmesan cheese , plus extra to serve
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • olive oil
  • 50 g pine nuts
  • ½ a clove of garlic
  • 50 g Parmesan cheese
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Recipe From

Jamie Magazine

By Jennifer Joyce


  1. Bring the stock to the boil and slowly whisk in the polenta, stirring constantly. Add a pinch of sea salt and, after a few minutes, once thickened, finely grate in the Parmesan and stir in the oregano.
  2. Pour into a greased and lined 20cm square tin and pop in the fridge to chill and firm up, about 1 hour.
  3. For the dip, toast the pine nuts in a dry pan, then tip into a food processor. Crush in the garlic and grate in the Parmesan, measure in 60ml of extra virgin olive oil, then add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until combined but still coarse. Season to taste, and scrape into a serving bowl.
  4. Preheat oven to 220ºC/425ºF/gas 7.
  5. Cut the chilled polenta into chips and brush with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Dust with the extra polenta. Arrange on a greased baking tray in a single layer and bake for 30 minutes, or until crisp and golden.
  6. Serve the hot polenta chips with some extra Parmesan grated on top, and the pesto dip on the side.

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