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These meaty mushrooms marinate in a delicious balsamic vinaigrette, are grilled to prefection, and served warm.


For the marinade

  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Juice from 1 large lemon
  • 2 Teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 large portobello mushroom caps, cleaned and gills removed

For the mushroom fillings

  • 2 large plum or vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 Pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced


Calories Per Serving266

Folate equivalent (total)16µg4%

Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg13.2%

Meatless Monday: Grilled Portobello Mushroom and Heirloom Tomato Caprese Stack

I just got back from a week long vacation in Wisconsin Dells with all of Mike’s family. Each year I look forward to this trip. I feel like some people might look at going to the same place and doing the same things each year as boring. Well, I have news for you. It isn’t!

This year I was happy to make memories with Andy. Well, memories he won’t remember quite yet. But I will remember them. I will remember how excited he was to be around all his cousins and how happy he was that there was a bouncy seat in the water.

Although this trip is such a highlight of our summer, it also signals the end of the summer. Womp, womp.

We only have two weeks before Mike is back at school and working tirelessly to get his little football team that could to the playoffs. It will be back to busy weeks and weeknights. Back to falling asleep on the couch on Friday night because we (mainly Mike) are so tired. Back to football games on Saturdays with just that little window of time after the game to do something as a family.

I better stop now, because I am getting depressed. On the bright side, like I said earlier, there are still two weeks.

So, fire up your grills, bust out your baby pools, and crack open a shandy, kids. We still have time. It may not be much, but it is enough to enjoy this quick and pretty stack of salad. I guess it is a salad. Or maybe a side dish. Either way, it is a great way to end summer BBQ season.


The Portobello champignons are smoothed with garlic butter and fresh mozzarella and tomatoes are filled. Rub the perfect stuffed mushroom recipe with a deep balsamic glaze!

Garlic mushrooms of butter should be one of man 's finest creations and mix them with classical capresa flavors. In the Caprese stuffed mushrooms of Portobello, the finest in both countries is made!


These stuffed portobello champignons are so filling and great for the main dish, but they can be eaten as a side dish easily.

Do you remember those Caprese Crostini Grilled Avocado? Oh, some of my followers on Instagram asked me to make a lower carb version and I believe it covers quite a lot. Having the finish contact of fresh shredded basil with a Caprese, nothing is finer than tender champignons packed with the finest Caprese flavours. Bringing them to next level when smothered and cooked in garlic butter!


This is your Super Bowl celebration with an incredible appetite. Or make the balsamic glaze absolutely accepted by and miss it! You won't be fooled, I believe. Every bite is flavourful and impressive for all of your visitors.

The garlic butter is optional, but if I'm truly honest, it's not optional as the flavour is nuts!

  • Until brushing with the butter, vigorously toss the dry portobellos with a towel to prevent water, or liquid from being released when baked.
  • Whisk in the hairy garlic, then melt the fat. Brush the caps with garlic butter on the whole of the mushroom.
  • Caps of tomato-sliced things and balls of mozzarella.
  • Bake to melted cheese.
  • Take out the oven and apply fresh basil and a balsamic glaze drozzle.

As an appetizer, we love totally stuffed mushrooms. Swap the bigger mushroom caps for smaller creminis for a bite-size alternative.


It can be prepared for up to 2 days before this stuffed mushroom recipe. Bring the mushrooms together, cover with plastic wrap and cool. Take mushrooms about 30 minutes from the refrigerator to help to cool off until you roast.


Prepare, but don't roast, the mushrooms in a recipe. Place stuffed mushrooms and ice for up to 3 months in an airtight jar. Thaw them out before preparing to roast.

HERE, WATCH YOU MAKE Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms!

Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello Caprese Stuffed champignons baked with garlic butter and fresh Mozzarella cheese, with slices of grape tomatoes. Completed with a rustle of dark balsamic glaze! Low carbs, safe and great for lunch or dinner!

Ingredients :

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
  • 5-6 large Portobello Mushrooms, tem removed, washed and dried thoroughly with a paper towel
  • 5-6 fresh mozzarella cheese balls, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup grape, (or cherry) tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • fresh basil, shredded to garnish
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons (OPTIONAL)

Instructions :

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms :

  • Preheat the grill / breaker oven at high temperatures. Arrange the center of the oven on the oven stand.
  • In a shallow saucepan (or microwave safe bowl) combine all of the Ingredients from Garlic Butter together and melt until it is odorous. Brush each mushroom 's bottom and put it in a baking tray on a buttered side.
  • Turn on the inside of each cap and brush any leftover garlic. Slices of mozzarella and tomatoes are added to each mushroom and then grilled / breared until cheese is melted and colored in gold (about 8 minutes).
  • Cover with the basil and top by sprinkling the balsamic glaze with honey.

Balsamic Glaze :

  • Combine and vinegar (if used) in a small pot over high heat and bring to a boil. (When using scratch, cook when mushrooms are in the oven.) Lower heat to cool allow to cook until thickened and glaze for 5 to 8 minutes or until a mixture. (Unless is used, minimize it to low heat for 12-15 minutes).

Notes :

In order to dry portobellos, make sure you use a towel of dry sheet paper per mushroom and press it in a little bit to get the excess moisture out of each mushroom carefully. Although this stage is completed, the portobellos emit a lot of fluid while cooking.

* * Balsamic glaze contains NUTRITION Information.

Nutrition :

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Every year, when it is humid, grilled food is made my side dish haven on our back porch. When I stand outside sipping wine with one hand and tossing Portobello mushrooms, it feels like something special happens every day and as long as I can do it quietly and happily to myself, everything is OK.

I have been utterly enamored of the wonderful versatility of grilled grilled vegetables ever since I learn to make Grilled coliflower Steaks. In the season, I feel like the same for rasted vegetables—10 minutes of work to create a plate high with sprinkling, balanced satisfaction.

Grilled pimples have a major benefit over baked mushroom recipes: don't clean up at the end!

Simple Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

You will need one primary ingredient (ahem, portobellos) and a few basic ingredients for marinade to make these tasty marinated grilled champignons.

The fungi of Portobello. The "meaty" aspect is one of the things I enjoy best about portobello mushrooms. We're talking about a vegetable, but in kingdom veg, Portobello champignons are particularly pleasing, particularly when grilled, I know they probably sounds a little strange.

Before cooking this recipe you would certainly want to purify the mushrooms.

Clean the mushrooms of Portobello: Proceed to cut and dispose the stalks. Clean some debris from the caps thoroughly with a paper towel. Scrape along the underside of the caps gently with a small spoon to extract the gills. It is edible, however strange, and if you sprinkle with it, it turns the recipe into a dull, disgusting color. You should keep them on if the gills don't bother you.

The biggest achievement for mega mushrooms is to improve their taste with the simple portobello mushroom marinade, which plays the earthy (good-food and good accurate) umami aspect of the Portobellos.

Easy Portobello Mushroom Marinade Ingredients

Vinegar Balsamic. Tang. Tang. Tang. Flavor depth. Depth. Tasty. Superb.

I am Soy. I am Soy. That umami subjecthin.'

Spices.- Spices. Last, the powder containing garlic. Since 1) the hairy garlic will burn and 2) I'm too slow for thin garlic often. The black pepper, second. These grilled portobello champagne are not enough to make it spicy. Only enough to wake your palate and ask why you can't stop eating them. Cayenne, two. Two. Alternatively, however, welcomed.

Rosemary. -Rosemary. A weed that can stand up without overpowering the mushrooms. New thyme is also going to be wonderful.

How to Cook a Portobello Mushroom

If it's the first time, don't be scared! You should barbecue it on a grill, whether inside or outdoors, and you don't have to worry food safety so we don't fuss over internal temperatures.

Placed the marinade ingredients in a flavored bowl together. Choose a plate large enough for a single layer of mushrooms.

Attach the mushrooms then cover all sides with the marinade. A fast 10 minutes is all you need to do, but if you otherwise have a job drinking wine to prepare other food products, you can cause it to take up to 30 minutes. Don't go past 30 or portobellos are too salty.

Place the mushrooms on the grill and clean them as they are cooking with the marinade.

Cook on both sides for 3-4 minutes. BOOM. BOOM. Dinner, done that. Dinner, done.

You can eat these barbeque champignons alone or with a heart-hearted coating of this Cauliflower steak (SAGOOD) like the Herby Avocado sauce.

This recipe is also fantastic for a grilled mushroom burger in portobello. Stack every grilled mushroom on a piece of bun (I love the provolone, fontina, or if I like it too much), jerky new summer and a bunch of arugula. Cover with a slice of cheese. Go ahead and add avocado as well because of the BEST LIFE GRILLED VEGÉTABLES. Try this filled, double stacks of Portobello Mushroom Burger for an additional gourmet experience.

What's your favorite grilling veggie? I would love to know! I would love to hear about it! And as usual, please leave me with a note below if you try this mushroom recipe. Your 5-star comments give me life and support other readers too. You are so supportive.

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

How to make the best mushrooms for Grilled Portobello. Quick recipe great for portobello steak, grilled mushroom burger, or simple side.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients :

  • 4 large portobello mushrooms - stems and gills removed, wiped clean
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary - or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper - optional, plus additional to taste
  • Canola or vegetable oil - for grilling
  • Optional for serving: Herby Avocado Sauce these also make delicious mushroom burgers - so you can serve them with buns, cheese, and your favorite fresh toppings like spinach, tomato, and avocado

Instructions :

  • Balsamic vinegar, olive oil, soy sauce, rosemary, garlic powder, black pepper and cayenne in a low baking bowl. shake together. Taste seasonings and change them if you like. Attach the champagne to make a coat. Sit on one side for five minutes, then turn around and go for five more minutes. When the champagne is sautéing, plan the barbecue, and everything you want to eat. You should let them sit down for up to 30 minutes, so take your time-the longer they are there, the better the taste.
  • Heat a barbecue (about 30-400 degrees F) or a large skillet over medium heat. Brush the grill with oil so that you don't stick. Take the mushrooms out of the tub, shake off some extra marinade and set aside the marinade. Cook for 3-4 minutes on either hand, or until golden brown is caramelized and deep. Mix the remaining marinade several times over the mushrooms before cooking.
  • To eat, add the avocado or other topping to the Portobello mushrooms.

Notes :

  • It is best to taste grilled mushrooms the day they are grown but can last in a refrigerator for a few days. I love to cut off the residues and blend them for a fast nutritious lunch with scrambled eggs.
  • Food measured with 1/2 marinade as a ton is discarded. As a good faith estimation, nutrition information is given. You can do so free on if you would like to make some changes to the estimate.

Nutrition :

Serving: 1(of 4), Calories: 60kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 2g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g

Are portobello mushrooms bad for you?

Mushrooms contain traces of raw cancerous compounds, including ordinary button mushrooms. Portobello champagne also has the same poison, hydrazine, and shiake champignons contain a formaldehyde naturally occurring. Both chemicals are susceptible to heat and eliminated on heat exposure.

Is it OK to eat the gills of a portobello mushroom?

Mushroom gills are absolutely edible, but they make a dish in some cases unstoppable. There was a mistake. Many recetes for mushrooms do not request that the gills on the bottom of the caps be removed. However, the mushrooms of Portobello have dark gills, which can make any dish they use dark and nasty.

How do you know when portabella mushrooms are done?

Depending on the size and temperature of your grill, your cooking time will change. You know that when you press the center with tongs (where the stem used to be) and the mushrooms are full, they are very soft and juicy. Remove from heat and allow 5 minutes to relax.

Recipe Substitutions

You can have a lot of fun with this mushroom recipe by mixing up the meats and cheese. I used ham and provolone, but other great options would be:

  • Canadian bacon or pancetta (pre-cook it before using it in this recipe)
  • Deli chicken or turkey slices.
  • Gouda, edam, cheddar, Swiss or even blue cheese (you can never go wrong with any kind of cheese).
  • Heirloom, beefsteak and Kumato tomatoes are great choices.

How To Tell If Mushrooms Are Bad

They are perishable and will not stay fresh for long. Normally 2 weeks is about as long as you can keep them.

Check to see if they have any of the following signs and discard:

  • They should be smooth and firm. If they have lots of wrinkles discard them.
  • Do they emit an odor? Throw them out.
  • If they have lots of dark spots or are discolored, I would not eat them.
  • If they have been around for more than a couple of weeks, they are ready for compost.

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The ingredients you'll need

You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make grilled portobello mushrooms (the exact measurements are in the recipe card below):

Balsamic vinegar: I like to use a 5-year aged vinegar, which is considered young in the world of balsamic vinegars.

Olive oil: I love cooking with this delicious oil. But if you'd rather use an oil with a higher smoke point, you can use avocado oil instead. But olive oil is more flavorful.

Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed is best. It tastes much better than bottled lemon juice.

Minced garlic: Mince it yourself or use the stuff that comes in a jar. You can also use a comparable amount of garlic powder.

Kosher salt: If using fine salt, you should reduce the amount you use, or the dish could end up too salty.

Fresh portobellos: Try to find ones that are about the same size.

Caprese Style Portobellos

I love the large portobello mushroom caps because basically you can stuff them with almost anything you want resulting in a beautiful meal that you created in no time. You don’t need a bunch of ingredients to make them and you feel totally satisfied after you’ve eaten them.
We often eat these as a main course during the week along with a nice big salad but if you want to make them as a delicious side dish next to grilled chops or a steak, I’m here to tell you they go perfectly together!

What’s not to like? All the flavors of a caprese salad all plopped into a large portobello cap! It’s good, it’s really good.

One of the reasons this tastes so good is that you cut and prepare your cherry tomatoes ahead of time letting them sit in a bowl for a few minutes with your olive oil, fresh basil, salt and pepper, letting all the flavors meld together. Good tomatoes are the key of course!

And lastly, and I wouldn’t say this unless I meant it, but if you really want to take the whole flavor experience over the top, finish it off with this!

Grilled Portobello Caprese Salad

There is nothing better than fresh grilled vegetables, especially when they are seasoned with just the right herbs and spices. In this recipe I use loads of fresh organic basil because the taste and health benefits are endless! Here’s the skinny on the beauty of basil….

The French call basil I’herbe royale (the royal plant) and I couldn’t agree more. This green herb is a great source of calcium, potassium and vitamin C. Some tests have shown that basil has a salutary effect on people’s outlook and disposition. Many other cultures value basil for its ability to relieve intestinal pain, bloating and diarrhea (hello flat belly!). Basil’s essential oil has been found to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria such as listeria, e. coli and staphylococcus. So when you enjoy this caprese salad this Memorial day you can be confident that you are serving your friends and family a delicious gift of health. Buon appetite!

Serving size: 1 salad (stack)

Nutriton Facts per serving: 300 Cals, 15 gram Protein, 30 grams Carbs, 14 grams Fat

What ingredients do you need and how to prepare portobello mushrooms for grilling?

For this Grilled Portobello Mushrooms Recipe you’ll need :

  • Portobello mushrooms, cleaned following the directions above
  • Olive oil
  • Butter (optional). Yes I used both olive oil and butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Thyme (optional)
  • balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • Toppings (optional)

Grilled Portobellos with Caprese Salad

This simple recipe is one of my favorite weeknight meals for late summer when tomatoes are freshest and the weather is perfect for grilling. Whip this up in less than 30 minutes and enjoy a leisurely dinner with your family at the end of a busy workday.


4 large, plump Portobello Mushrooms

1 pint Red Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, cut in half

8 oz container Fresh Mozzarella (Ciligene preferred)

2 sprigs Fresh Basil, finely chopped

3 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Kosher Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper

2 cups Arugula, for serving


Remove stems from Portobellos. Using the back of a teaspoon, carefully scrape out gills from inside of mushroom cap discard. Gently peel off skin from top of mushroom cap, exposing white flesh underneath. (Removing the skin and gills not only cleans the mushrooom, without using water which can make them soggy, but also allows the flesh to absorb the marinade better and makes them juicier when cooked.)

Set the mushrooms aside in a shallow baking dish or on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the insides of each mushroom generously with salt & pepper. Drizzle with 2TB Balsamic vinegar and 2TB Olive Oil. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside to marinate at least 20 minutes (up to 2 hours) at room temperature.

Meanwhile, slice cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls in half. Toss with a sprinkling of salt & pepper as well as the basil, reserving about 1TB of basil for garnish. Set aside in refrigerator until ready to use.

Turn on your grill. Heat to 500F degrees and place mushrooms, ‘gill side up’ on hot grill. Grill about 5 minutes, depending on size, until they start to release their juices and begin to shrink up a bit. Flip mushrooms over, pouring accumulated juices into the other mushrooms as you go. Grill another 3-5 minutes until fully cooked through but still plump and juicy.

Arrange Arugula on the bottom of a serving platter. Place mushrooms on top. Fill each mushroom cap with reserved tomatoes and mozzarella, piling it high. Drizzle remaining 1TB each Balsamic and Olive Oil over the top of mushrooms and arugula. Sprinkle again with salt & pepper and scatter top with reserved 1TB basil.

Heat grill to high. Brush mushroom caps on both sides with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill, cap side down, until slightly charred, about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the mushrooms over and continue grilling until just cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes longer.
Stack the ingredients on each of 2 salad plates starting with a mushroom cap, a slice of cheese, some spinach, and a drizzle of Sherry Vinaigrette. Add another mushroom cap, more vinaigrette, spinach, and another slice of cheese. Place a third mushroom cap on top and finish by drizzling with additional vinaigrette and garnishing with chopped chives, if desired.

Whisk together the shallot, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the oil until emulsified.