Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms, Chickpeas and Olives

Just because the weather is getting warmer doesn’t mean I won’t crave a comforting dinner.  Polenta, or grits, is one thing that always makes me feel warm and cozy.  It’s creamy and warm and with a little bit of Parmesan mixed in it’s the perfect bed for a vegetarian mushroom dinner.

What I loved best about this dinner was the texture.  Or should I say the variety of textures (and flavors!).

Creamy polenta.

Tender, almost nutty chickpeas.

Briny olives.

Sharp, salty Parmesan.

Tangy red onion.

Tender, meaty mushrooms.

Herbaceous thyme.

Incredibly fresh parsley.

Warm and comforting.

Sometimes you need that – no matter the season.

 

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