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Mushroom and Avocado Toast

Gaby of What’s Gaby Cooking shares a cool, refreshing burst of summer flavors with this tasty mushroom and avocado artisan toast.   

Avocado Mushroom Toast by What's Gaby Cooking

People always ask me if I want to open a restaurant and I never really know how to answer them. Some days I’m not interested at all. Other times I think having a cute little breakfast/lunch café would be the sweetest thing on the planet. And I would only serve grilled cheese, various kinds of panini’s and artisan toast!  In fact, this Mushroom and Avocado Toast would be on the menu for sure!

Right? Wouldn’t that be fun? Everyone could come hang out with me for breakfast, coffee, lunch and eat some really awesome food. There could be an entire toast bar where you get to create your own artisan toast, kinda like chipotle, but for toast! Genius. It’s happening.

Mushroom and Avocado Toast would most definitely be a best seller. I mean, who wouldn’t want an open faced sandwich that’s light toasted, topped with fanned avocado, piled high with caramelized mushrooms, sprinkled with aged cheese and then finished with a few micro greens. Sounds like a winner to me!

So until my cute little toast café opens, let’s all just make these at home more often and enjoy it in the comfort of our couch!

 

Mushroom and Avocado Toast

Makes 4

Ingredients:

4 pieces whole grain bread, sliced into 1 inch thick pieces

1 avocado,

1 pint baby bella mushrooms, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons olive oil

kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

grated aged cheddar

micro greens

 

Directions:

1. Toast the bread for a few minutes until crisp.

2.Cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin and slice it into thin slices. Take ¼ of the avocado and fan it out, and then place it on top of the toast. Repeat for the remaining avocado and toast.

3. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the sliced baby bellas and sauté for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Pile the sautéed mushrooms on top of the fanned avocado.  Sprinkle the mushrooms with the grated cheese and top with micro greens. Season with extra salt and pepper as needed and serve immediately.

Grilled Portabella, Andouille and Sweet Potato Tacos

Jennifer of Savory Simple shares a mouthwatering combination of flavors with this Grilled Portabella, Andouille and Sweet Potato Tacos recipe perfect for grilling season.

Grilled Portabella Tacos by Savory Simple

Grilling season is finally upon us! Grilling outdoors is one of my absolute favorite things about warm weather months. I can sear ingredients without setting off the smoke alarm and it’s also a great excuse to have friends over for dinner and drinks on the back porch. It’s what spring and summer are all about.

I love making grilled tacos. The charred ingredients add so much flavor and even if the filling is prepared in advance, corn tortillas can be thrown on the grill just before serving to heat things up. This recipe for grilled portabella, andouille and sweet potato tacos are spicy, sweet and a perfect way to enjoy the summer season.

Grilled Portabella, Andouille and Sweet Potato Tacos

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yields: 8 tacos

Ingredients:

  • 2 large portabella mushroom caps, wiped clean
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced in 1/4 inch thick pieces
  • 2 cooked smoked andouille sausage links
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice from one lime
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 corn tortillas

Optional toppings:

  • diced jalapeños
  • cotija cheese
  • pico de gallo

Directions:

  1. Scrape the gills from the inside of the portabella caps and discard. Place the mushrooms, sweet potatoes and sausage links in a large reseal bag along with the olive oil. Toss to coat.
  2. Heat a grill to medium, approximately 350 degrees F. Place the mushrooms, sweet potatoes and sausage on the grill and cover. Cook for 5 minutes, then flip everything and cook for another 5 minutes. Check one of the sweet potato slices to make sure they’re cooked through.
  3. Once the ingredients have cooled, dice everything evenly and toss with the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Before serving, heat the corn tortillas on the grill for approximately 30 seconds (use high heat if grill marks are desired).
  5. Add the filling to each taco and serve with optional toppings.

 

Spring Mushroom Galette

Denise of Chez Us shares a recipe for a springtime mushroom galette that is too pretty not to be shared with guests over a weekend brunch!

I often turn to a savory galette as a dinner main when I am looking for a hearty vegetarian option.  This mushroom galette recipe just happens to be a favorite around our house, and one that my husband Lenny and I created back in the cold winter months.  I remade his wild mushroom version with mushrooms that are available throughout the year at most markets, making it an easy go-to recipe for everyone.

Not familiar with a galette?  A galette is a French term for a flakey, free form cake or tart and is basically made with pie crust dough which you fill with either sweet or savory fillings.  While it may seem like a lot of work to make the dough, roll it out, fill it, and then bake.  It really doesn’t take much time at all, if you make the dough ahead of time, and place it in the fridge until ready to bake.  I often make two batches of dough and freeze half for later use.  When I think I will be on a time crunch for dinner, I take out the frozen dough put it in the fridge, and at the end of the day, I just roll it out and fill.

For a savory galette, I like to add fresh herbs in with the flour before mixing in the water.  For this mushroom galette, I used fresh thyme, but tarragon also works nicely as both herbs pair well with earthy mushrooms.  To keep up with spring and lighter meals of summer, I also added thin slices of fresh fennel, as it is also a vegetable that pairs really well with mushrooms.

Mushrooms are a staple in our kitchen, and I often have at least two varieties tucked away in the fridge for easy go-to dinners such as this mushroom galette.  For this particular recipe that I am sharing today, I used cremini and white button mushrooms, as that was what was available at the market.  I have also used portobello and shiitake, as well as a mixture of all four.  Do whatever tickles your tastebuds.  The nice thing about using mushrooms in this galette it that they add a hearty and meaty texture without the meat.  Just pair with a green salad, and you are on your way to enjoying a meal that will please.

Mushroom Galette

Tools:

  • food processor
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • rolling pin
  • pastry brush

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion, finely minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely minced
  • 1 small fennel, fonds removed and white bulb thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, cleaned, stem removed and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound white mushrooms, cleaned, stem removed and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chives, finely chopped

Instructions:

  1. Place the flour, 1 tablespoon of thyme, salt and butter in a food processor.  Pulse until crumbly.
  2. Drizzle in the ice water until the dough comes together.
  3. Knead the dough with your hands to form a large disk.  Wrap in parchment paper and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. In a large frying pan add the olive oil over medium heat.  Add the onion to the pan, stir and cook until soft.
  7. Add the garlic and thyme, then stir, and add the fennel.  Cook over medium heat until lightly caramelized, about 5 minutes.
  8. Toss in the mushrooms, stir and cook over medium heat for 7 minutes.
  9. Stir in the Dijon, then remove from the heat.  Set aside.
  10. Lightly flour the counter top, then roll out the dough into a large circle, about 14″ – 16″ and 1/8″ thick.  Transfer the dough to the baking sheet.
  11. Place the mushroom filling over the dough, leaving about 1/2″ border.  Bring the edges of the dough up and over the filling, overlapping where need be.
  12. Mix the egg with the 1 tablespoon water, using a pastry brush lightly brush the edges of the dough.
  13. Bake the galette for 35 – 45 minutes, until the dough is golden brown.
  14. Remove from the oven, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  15. Toss the parsley and chives together, then scatter over the galette just before serving.

Seven-Layer Portabella Burgers

Brooke from Cheeky Kitchen shares a twist on two summer favorites with a hearty portabella base.

Seven Layer Portabella Burger by Cheeky Kitchen

There are a few flavors your family already loves, so why not use them as a springboard for adding good-for-you veggies into your life? With this quick and easy dinner, inspired by the classic 7-Layer Taco Dip, you’ll have a meatless dinner on the table in 20 minutes flat. Plus, you’ll have all the added benefits mushrooms offer. More vitamins, more nutrients, more yum!

As the mom of a family full of both mushroom lovers, I love this recipe because it’s so scrumptious! It’s an affordable way to fill up hungry bellies, and easy way to cook for Meatless Monday’s, and a healthy way to indulge in flavors we typically save for potlucks, parties, and Game Day snackin’! That’s a combo I’d call win-win anyday!

7-Layer Portabella Burgers

Bunless and meatless, these vegetarian burgers fill a portabella mushroom with beans, rice, and salsa, top it all with cheese, then hit the oven for a bit of melting. Top it all off with sour cream, guac, cilantro, and scallions and you’ve got a quick dish that offers a new twist of flavors your family already loves!

Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • 4 portabella mushrooms
  • 2/3 cup refried beans
  • 2/3 cup Mexican rice
  • 2/3 cup salsa
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup guacamole
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup scallions, chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Gently pull the stem from the underside of each portabella mushroom. Gently scrape the underside clean to make room for the stuffing ingredients. Spread about 3 tablespoons refried beans, rice, and salsa in the center of the underside of each portabella mushroom. Top with cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  2. Remove and top immediate with guacamole and sour cream. Sprinkle with scallions and cilantro. Serve and enjoy!

Oyster Mushroom Lentil Soup

Oyster Mushroom Lentil Soup

Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen shares a recipe for Oyster Mushroom Lentil Soup that is perfect for using up all of your pantry ingredients. 

Oyster Mushroom Lentil Soup

As the warmth of summer sunshine draws closer, there is still time embrace the spring chill in the air and dine out on the patio with a light and refreshing soup. Lentils are inexpensive, packed with protein and store in the pantry like a champ, and when paired with fresh mushrooms, they create a substantial, healthy and flavorful dish. This recipe uses oyster mushrooms, but feel free to swap in other kinds of mushrooms like sliced portabella, shiitake or even good ol’ button mushrooms.

I adore the spice blend in this soup. It’s one of those spice blends that I think is an absolute must for any spice cabinet. It’s a combination of cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ground chili peppers, coriander, cumin, peppercorns, paprika, fenugreek and turmeric, also known as a Ras al hanout, which can be found in your local spice shop. However, 1 tablespoon of ground cumin and two teaspoons of ground coriander is a suitable replacement. Be sure to serve it with a chunk of crusty bread—it’s delightful.

Mushroom Lentil Soup

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 pound oyster mushrooms (about 14-16), sliced
  • 1 pound lentils, picked and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ras al hanout OR 1 Tbsp. ground cumin +2 tsps. of ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried fresh thyme
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 quarts chicken or veggie broth
  • Salt
  • 1/2 lemon

 Directions:

1. To a medium pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is warm, add the shallot, carrots and celery; cook until the shallot becomes translucent and the carrots and celery have softened, about 3-5 minutes. Mix in the garlic cloves, oyster mushrooms, lentils, ras al hanout and dried thyme. Cook for about a minute, just enough time for the lentils to lightly toast.

2. Pour in the diced tomatoes and chicken (or veggie broth, if using) and bring the soup to a simmer. Place a lid on the pot and cook the soup on medium-low for 30 minutes, until the lentils are tender. Salt to taste (I added about 1 teaspoon).

3. Divide the soup between bowls. Garnish each soup with a squeeze of lemon, a sprinkling of Italian parsley and serve with a side of crusty bread, if you like.