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Tex-Mex Polenta Rounds with Chunky Guacamole

 
One serving costs about $1.2

$1.20 per serving

9 people like this recipe

9 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

12 vegetarian,gluten-free,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish Mexican
spoonacular Score:59%

Spoonacular Score: 59%

 

The recipe Tex-Mex Polenta Rounds with Chunky Guacamole could satisfy your Mexican craving in roughly 45 minutes. This side dish has 271 calories, 11g of protein, and 22g of fat per serving. For $1.2 per serving, this recipe covers 13% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Only a few people made this recipe, and 8 would say it hit the spot. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and vegetarian diet. Head to the store and pick up pepper, polenta, colby jack cheese, and a few other things to make it today. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 62%. This score is good. Try Tex-Mex Burgers, Creamy Tex-Mex Pasta Salad, and Tex-Mex Chopped Chicken Salad for similar recipes.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
4  avocados
avocados
some
some chili powder
chili powder
1 lb
1 lb colby jack cheese
colby jack cheese
0.5 cups
0.5 cups green bell pepper
green bell pepper
1 tube
1 tube polenta
polenta
4 cups
4 cups salsa
salsa
some
some salt
salt
0.5
0.5  diced yellow onion
diced yellow onion
4  avocados
4
avocados
some chili powder
some
chili powder
1 lb colby jack cheese
1 lb
colby jack cheese
0.5 cups green bell pepper
0.5 cups
green bell pepper
1 tube polenta
1 tube
polenta
4 cups salsa
4 cups
salsa
some salt
some
salt
0.5  diced yellow onion
0.5
diced yellow onion

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Cut Polenta into 12-24 half inch medallions, depending on size of tube
  2. sprinkle with chili powder
  3. in a frying pan, heat olive oil and add rounds
  4. cook rounds for about 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown
  5. Meanwhile, cut up Avocado, Onion and Pepper
  6. Mix with seasonings
  7. Once medallions are cooked, add toppings as desired and enjoy!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.20
Ingredient
4 avocados
some chili powder
1 pound colby jack cheese
½ cups green bell pepper
1 cup salsa
½ diced yellow onion
Price
$6.00
$1.03
$6.04
$0.23
$1.02
$0.12
$14.44

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Price Tips

  • Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you're buying an avocado to use for dinner tonight, make sure you choose a ripe one! Find an avocado that is soft enough to press your fingertips into. If it's too firm, it's not ripe. If it's almost smooshy, it's too ripe. The perfect avocado can be hard to find in stores, so you might have to buy your avocados in advance and ripen them at home. To speed up the ripening process, put the avocados in a paper bag with an apple or banana. It really works!

Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
271 Calories
11g Protein
22g Total Fat
9g Carbs
12% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
271
14%

Fat
22g
34%

  Saturated Fat
9g
57%

Carbohydrates
9g
3%

  Sugar
1g
2%

Cholesterol
35mg
12%

Sodium
612mg
27%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
11g
22%

Calcium
281mg
28%

Vitamin A
1193IU
24%

Fiber
5g
23%

Phosphorus
223mg
22%

Vitamin K
18µg
18%

Vitamin E
2mg
17%

Folate
64µg
16%

Vitamin B2
0.26mg
15%

Vitamin C
12mg
15%

Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15%

Potassium
491mg
14%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Vitamin B5
1mg
11%

Copper
0.18mg
9%

Magnesium
36mg
9%

Selenium
6µg
9%

Manganese
0.17mg
9%

Vitamin B3
1mg
9%

Iron
1mg
6%

Vitamin B12
0.31µg
5%

Vitamin B1
0.07mg
5%

Vitamin D
0.23µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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