Roasted Tomatoes with Goat Cheese Polenta


1 can (15 oz each) garbanzo beans
(chickpeas), drained, rinsed

1 can (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes,

1/2 cup chopped sweet onion

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

3 tablespoons zesty italian dressing

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Wash the tomatoes, place on a baking sheet, and pat dry. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Roast for 10 minutes, gently turn the tomatoes, and repeat until the tomatoes are browned, about 30 minutes.

2. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large heavy pan. Add the garlic and saute gently until fragrant, but do not brown - browned garlic tastes bitter and gross. When the garlic is smelling awesome, add the spinach and turn off the heat. You should be able to just keep stirring the spinach around for a minute and it will wilt and reduce in size. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel.

3. In the same pan, bring the water to a boil. Add the polenta and whisk until smooth. Simmer for 15 minutes or so until the polenta has thickened. Add the goat cheese and the salt and stir until smooth. Taste and adjust as necessary. Serve the polenta immediately with the tomatoes and the spinach.