If you are not a mushroom lover, you will be now after trying this recipe! I typically make these vegetarian stuffed mushrooms for a gathering or if I’m feeling like preparing a multiple course dinner at home. These little nibbles of joy are great as an appetizer, or if you are feeling like being adventurous you can just make about 20 and eat them all in one sitting (like I do). Also let’s not forget, the great benefits of adding mushrooms into your diet.
– Increased vitamin D and the vitamin B family: mushrooms are packed with niacin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid which helps break down macronutrients for energy
– Antioxidants and improved immune system: mushrooms contain selenium and a blend of disease fighting antioxidants which help keep our immune system up and running. A variety of mushrooms also contain beta-glucans, which are long chain polysaccharides, also contribute to an improved immune system.
– Important minerals & enzymes: mushrooms provide important minerals such as potassium, copper, selenium (as mentioned above), digestive enzymes and more for our daily nutritional intake.
With that being said,There are various types of mushrooms, including porcini, shiitaki and reishi, each with their own special list of benefits. I typically use the popular button or cremini mushroom in my recipes.
Stay tuned for a future post on my favorite asian mushrooms and their medicinal purposes. For now, let’s get going on this recipe!
- – package of button mushrooms
- – 1/4 cup greek yogurt
- – 1 oz feta cheese
- – sprinkle of these seasonings: mint, basil, turmeric, cumin, oregano, parsley, basil, garlic powder
- – 2 tbsp olive oil
- – pink himalayan salt and pepper for seasoning
- – preheat the oven to 450 degrees
- – pop the stems out of the bottom mushrooms
- – fill the mushrooms with bits of feta cheese
- – sprinkle the mushrooms with olive oil, mint, turmeric, cumin, and basil
- – oil up a baking dish and place the mushrooms with their fillings inside the dish
- – bake for about 10-15 minutes or until mushrooms are a bit crispy
- – In a mixing bowl, scoop our 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt. Blend in more mint seasoning, tsp of olive oil, cumin, turmeric and some garlic powder.
- – spread the Greek yogurt mixture on a serving dish
- – once mushrooms are cooked, placed the mushrooms on top of the yogurt spread and serve!
One of my special tricks for this recipe is the Greek yogurt spread I made as a compliment for extra flavor. Try out the recipe and tell me if you like it!