For the polenta to cook faster you can first pulse it in a blender to make it less coarse. This will help the polenta to cook faster and will also make the polenta much creamier.In a medium pot, bring 3 cups of water to a high simmer. Then, slowly whisk in 1 cup of polenta. Add 1 more cup of water and we are going to let it simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.When the polenta is cooked we will remove it from the heat and stir in 2 tablespoon of olive oil.
Start by chopping all of the veggies. Then add them to a large pan, preferably with a lid on, and place it on the stove over medium heat. Give them a good stir, and cook them with the lid on for a few minutes.
Once the veggies start to soften lower the heat to medium-low and add 3 tablespoon of pesto. Cook them for 5-6min but without the lid this time.
Add your desired amount of polenta and top it with the veggies. Optionally you can add a drizzle of pesto, vegan parmesan cheese, or even a dollop of yogurt that goes very well here.