Friday, June 4, 2010

My Favorite Meatless Thing to Grill

It’s summer time, and everybody is hitting the grill, warm weather or no! (Today in Sacramento, it’s raining - unheard of in June!) Here is one of my favorite things to eat from the grill. It’s meatless, simple, and absolutely delicious. Mushrooms are like sponges, and in this recipe, they’re going to soak up the balsamic and herb flavor as they marinate.

I like to top them with a little bit of basil mayonnaise, mixed greens, ripe tomato, and red onion. In my opinion, you can’t get any better than that! You can add your choice of cheese or leave it off, as you like! Enjoy!

Portobello Mushroom Burgers


4 portobello mushroom caps
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
4 (1 ounce) slices provolone cheese (optional)
Good quality buns, preferably whole wheat


Place the mushroom caps, smooth side up, in a large Ziplock bag. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, basil, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pour over the mushrooms. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes or so, turning twice.

Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Brush grate with oil. Place mushrooms on the grill, reserving marinade for basting. Grill for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, or until tender. Brush with marinade frequently. Top with cheese during the last 2 minutes of grill if desired.


  1. Oh my goodness, earlier this week I was saying to myself how good a portobello burger sounds. I mean, I was about to go out and buy one I was so craving it. This one sounds amazing.

  2. Nice! I made this over the weekend and it was blissful, as always. Hope you get to try it!


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