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Not Butter — Cooking with Gia and Olive

By Gia Kavanagh 1 min read
Monday, December 10, 2018

Yes, you can say it: I can't believe it's not butter!

Preparation Time: 0 Minutes

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes


  • ½ cup polenta
  • 1½ cups + ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • Optional: 1–2 tbsp raw cashews (for extra creaminess)
  • Optional: Herbs and fresh garlic (to make herb and garlic not butter)


  1. Place polenta and 1½ cups of water in a small pot and cook on low–medium heat until polenta is soft and cooked through. Stir occasionally to prevent it from getting lumpy.
  2. Blend all ingredients and ¼ cup of water in a blender until smooth. Store in air-tight container in the refrigerator.