Serve a Grilled Polenta Appetizer Board with berries, nectarines, meat, 4 different kind of cheese, and fresh grilled polenta! Watch the video: How to Grill Polenta.

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Friends, I’ve taught you how to grill polenta, so now let’s serve it on an appetizer board.

Grilled Polenta Appetizer Board

Perfect for summer and weekend entertaining, this Grilled Polenta Appetizer Board is one of my favorites! You may have already tried this Grilled Polenta Caprese Appetizer – so good!

beautiful Grilled Polenta Appetizer Board

Grill up the polenta, add some meats, cheese, nectarines and blueberries, and you’ve got a delicious summer board. Watch the video!

Summer Snack Dinner

And can you say “elegant?” I love the beauty of this board. I think it’s perfect for a “Snack Dinner.” 

a Grilled Polenta Appetizer Board

Let’s get started – Let’s make Grilled Polenta

All you need are these ingredients:

  • Grilled polenta slices
  • Tomato slices
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil
  • Salchichon (spanish salami)
  • Jamon serrano (dry cured ham)
  • Chorizo cantimpalo
  • Goat cheese
  • Brie + blue cheese
  • Nectarine + blueberries

Bring grilled polenta into your entertaining menu. Just a warning though, it’s addictive!

Grilled Polenta Appetizer Board

What can you do with leftover polenta?

You can do so many things with leftover polenta! From this grilled polenta to polenta lasagna, polenta chips, polenta appetizers, fried and grilled polenta, and more. What fun options!

Elegant and unexpected, these little bites always surprise our guests.

grilled polenta on a white round plate

How to grill polenta

Be sure to cook the polenta to the thickness described in the recipe; otherwise it will never firm up enough for you to slice and grill it.

We grilled rounds, but did you know you can make polenta squares with these combinations?

  1. Add goat cheese, grilled onions, and your favorite herb.
  2. Dilled sour cream and smoked salmon.
  3. Make your own salmon dip and spread on warm grilled polenta, with a sprinkle of dill.
  4. Caprese Polenta Bites are a huge hit at every party.
  5. Add goat cheese with dried tomatoes, a sprinkle of basil, and oregano.

The combination ideas go on and on.

grilled polenta on a plate

Want to make homemade polenta?

It’s easy! Make your own homemade polenta recipe!

And don’t forget that you can fry or grill the polenta – easy!

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We kayaked the Deschutes River again with our lovely friends from out of town. We beat the heat and were on the water at 9:30 am and it was so lovely. Mellow, peaceful and quiet, with the sounds of Canada geese, ducks, and a lot of birds. There is nothing better than an early morning float.

kayaking the Deschutes River

Back to a great dinner that night and this appetizer board. The PERFECT summer treat!


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Grilled Polenta Appetizer Board

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • Fried or grilled polenta
  • 12 grilled polenta slices
  • 10 tomato slices
  • 8 slices mozzarella
  • 3-4 large springs fresh basil
  • 2 oz salchichon, spanish salami
  • 2 oz jamon serrano, dry cured ham
  • 2 oz chorizo cantimpalo
  • 3 oz goat cheese
  • 5 oz brie
  • 3 oz blue cheese
  • 1 nectarine, sliced
  • 2 c blueberries


  • On a large board (20-inch Big Board), place a plate in the center to hold the grilled polenta.
  • Build the board by laying down the 4 kinds of cheese, then adding the fruit, meat; ending with the fresh basil.
  • Add the hot grilled polenta right before serving.
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Appetizer
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