Spicy Southern Grits From

My first experience with grits was at a summer camp when I was in the seventh grade. I took one spoonful of the warm, gelatinous mixture and thought I was going to lose it. I tried them again in college with a very similar reaction. Now that I have a much more sophisticated and discerning palate I appreciate and devour these spicy grits!

By John Mercer with the Park Lane, Texas Whole Foods Market store

  • Prep Time 5
  • Cook Time 15
  • Total Time 20
  • Serves 2


1 small yellow onion, diced

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

¼ cup green chilies, diced

1 chipotle pepper, chopped

2 cups veggie stock

½ cup grits, yellow

3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

½ lime, juiced

½ tsp salt (optional)

1 teaspoon black pepper (optional)


Sautee the onions, garlic, green chilies and chipotle pepper with 2 tablespoons veggie stock for 5 to 7 minutes
Add the rest of the stock and bring to a boil
Whisk in grits and cook on low heat for 5 to7 minutes
Stir in nutritional yeast and lime
Adjust seasoning to your liking and serve


  • Cin Madrid
    Posted at 22:11h, 13 January

    This Dish Is So Delish!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Melissa Anne Limbaugh-Blevins
    Posted at 11:40h, 07 February

    What is nutritional yeast?

    • Emily
      Posted at 07:39h, 16 March

      Has vitamin B12 in it. You don’t get B12 if you don’t eat meat

    • MartinCoady
      Posted at 06:18h, 02 June

      It is inactive yeast. You can find it in the bulk section at Whole Foods Market.

  • Thomas Wilk
    Posted at 13:15h, 12 April

    It would be nice to know the nutritional facts from these meals as well what specific amounts of the various amounts of essential amino acids there are in each serving. Biggest problem with all vegan diet is making sure you’re getting the right types of various amino acids.

    • Stephanie Watson
      Posted at 22:34h, 27 May

      Actually that’s not true, you’re talking about “complete proteins” and this has been debunked many times.

    • MartinCoady
      Posted at 06:17h, 02 June

      A bit late with the suggestion I guess, but there is a online program called Cron-o-meter that will give you the nutritional information. There is a free version and you can enter the recipe and it will break down all the micro-nutrients including the amino acids.

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