From the Kitchen: Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms w/ Grilled Tomato Salad

Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Ingredients:

  • 2/3  cup  chopped plum tomato
  • 1/4  cup  (1 ounce) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1  teaspoon  olive oil, divided
  • 1/2  teaspoon  finely chopped fresh or 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/8  teaspoon  coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1  garlic clove, crushed
  • 4  (5-inch) Portobello mushroom caps
  • 2  tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 2  teaspoons  low-sodium soy sauce (optional)
  • Cooking spray
  • 2  teaspoons  minced fresh parsley

Preparation:

Prepare grill.

Combine the tomato, cheese, 1/2 teaspoon oil, rosemary, pepper, and garlic in a small bowl.

Remove brown gills from the undersides of mushroom caps using a spoon, and discard gills. Remove stems; discard. Combine 1/2 teaspoon oil, juice, and soy sauce in a small bowl; brush over both sides of mushroom caps. Place the mushroom caps, stem sides down, on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 5 minutes on each side or until soft.

Spoon 1/4 cup of tomato mixture into each mushroom cap. Cover and grill 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley.

Notes: Since the garlic isn’t really cooked, the mushrooms have a strong garlic flavor. Grill the mushrooms stem sides down first, so that when they’re turned they’ll be in the right position to be filled. If you want to plan ahead, remove the gills and stems from the mushrooms and combine the filling, then cover and chill until ready to grill.

Grilled Tomato Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 plum tomatoes (cut in half)
  • Cooking spray
  • ¼ cup small fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • salt

Preparation:

Prepare grill.

Place tomatoes on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 3 minutes on each side. Place tomatoes in a bowl; add basil and remaining ingredients, tossing to coat. Yield: 2 servings

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One thought on “From the Kitchen: Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms w/ Grilled Tomato Salad

  1. raquela1 says:

    I’m definitely going to make the Grilled Tomato Salad! I could eat that everyday. Thanks for sharing this healthy idea.

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