Grits are a naturally gluten free classic Southern staple, both as a savory stick-to-your-bones breakfast food and as a tasty side dish. Traditionally served with shrimp, grits are essentially coarsely ground cornmeal that is cooked until soft, similar to polenta. Great as both a hearty breakfast alternative to hot cereal or as a delicious side dish, grits are relatively easy to prepare and perfect in a pinch! Here is a great roundup with 5 of my favorite vegetarian and gluten free Southern-style grits recipes!
Grilled Corn Grits
This super simple recipe adds a touch of sweet summer corn to traditional yellow grits!
Spicy Chipotle Greens with Buttermilk Grits
Kick things up a notch with chipotle-spiced greens (collard, mustard, kale, chard, beet greens - your choice!) over creamy-salty buttermilk grits - yum!
Creamy Grits with Crispy Leeks and Leek Jus and Cilantro-Epazote Pesto
This fabulous recipe not only walks you through a delicious side dish, but also includes how to make a quick Leek Jus sauce and homemade spicy pesto!
Cheesy Grits Chiles Rellenos with Roasted Tomato Gravy
Possibly the ultimate in Mexican comfort food, chiles rellenos get a makeover with Southern flair!