I am such a fan of portobello mushrooms. They add a meatiness to dishes, they bring out the flavor of other ingredients in dishes, and, I think, you can really add any flavors to them that you want to them. They are so easy to roast and they can be stored in the refrigerator to incorporate in dishes later throughout the week. You can stuff them, add them to pasta sauces, make them a burger if you don’t eat meat and so much more. The other day I decided that I needed something more for my kale caesar salad and pretty quickly these portobellos came to mind. I’m sharing this super simple recipe with you guys today so that you can throw these together for an easy side dish, salad topping, entree and more any night of the week!
Simple Balsamic Roasted Portobello Mushrooms
Makes 2 mushrooms
2 large portobello mushrooms
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a small baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
Using a basting brush (I love my silicone one that we got as part of a wedding gift), lightly brush the olive oil on both sides of both mushrooms. You don’t have to use all of the olive oil.
Using the same basting brush, brush the balsamic vinegar on both sides of the mushrooms. Use as much of the balsamic as you can. I try to make sure it gets in the ridges (or gills) of the underside of the mushroom.
Now place the mushrooms gill-side-up on the lined baking sheet.
Bake in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the mushrooms are tender.
There will be liquid in the well of the mushroom. I just pour that out into the sink. If you are adding the to a pasta or other dish, add that liquid into what you are cooking for extra flavor!
Leave the mushrooms whole or dice them to add to sides, salads, pastas and more.
Mushrooms are great for their meatiness and their ability to bring out the flavors of foods they are paired with. They are also packed with nutrients like niacin & riboflavin (B vitamins that help the body make energy), selenium, phosphorus, copper and potassium, which are all important nutrients in helping our body function properly.