Now that the days are longer and the weather is warmer we can dust off our grills and get outside for cooking and dining. Most people are regularly grilling meats and fish but are you grilling vegetables as well? How about mushrooms? So versatile, packed with nutrients and delicious. A portobello mushroom can be an entrée for a meatless night or, once cooked, slice it and serve it as a delicious side dish. Smaller cremini mushrooms can be skewered and grilled with other veggies. The flavors are enhanced if you can give them time to marinate in the fridge before grilling.
And the benefits of mushrooms are something to talk to about! You are getting a host of nutrients that boost your immune system and heart health. They are low in calories and a good source of potassium, iron and calcium. So the next time you are getting ready to fire up the grill add some mushrooms for flavor and nutrition!
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
- 4 large portobello mushrooms
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
A few hours before you plan to grill, clean the mushrooms and remove the stems. Rub with olive oil and place in a large ziploc bag with the minced garlic, salt, pepper and any remaining olive oil. In the bag rub all the ingredients together and then place in the refrigerator to marinate for a few hours. Heat the grill on medium. Grill the mushrooms for 5-6 minutes a side. They can be sliced or served whole. Enjoy!