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Marinated Portobello Mushroom Salad Recipe (Power Foods)

by Jeanette on August 17, 2012 · 25 Comments
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Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of those foods that sometimes don’t get enough credit. At least, I know I didn’t until I discovered fresh shitake mushrooms, portobello mushrooms, and dried porcini mushrooms as an adult. Growing up, my dad used to make pan cooked white button mushrooms for breakfast in the British style, and for some reason, I never liked them. In fact, the very smell of them would make my stomach turn.

Fortunately, over the years, I’ve developed a taste for mushrooms and enjoy them in salads, stir-fries, grilled, in pilafs and polenta, and fries.

Baked Portobello Mushroom Fries

Baked Portobello Mushroom Fries

A few years ago, my brother-in-law made marinated Portobello Mushrooms while his family was visiting us, and even my oldest son who never liked mushrooms loved them. So, I’ve added these marinated mushrooms to my mushroom repertoire.

Costco’s sells large packs of Portobello Mushrooms and I just couldn’t resist picking up a pack a few weeks ago – they looked so fresh. Although I usually cook these mushrooms in a pan, I chose to grill them instead before marinating them.

These Marinated Portobello Mushrooms came in handy recently as we had some unexpected visitors stop by for dinner one night so I whipped these out of the refrigerator and tossed together a quick salad using fresh vegetables from my CSA Box to go along with dinner.

This week, Mushrooms are the featured Power Food. Although I love exotic mushrooms, don’t discount those white button mushrooms that seem so common. In fact, white mushrooms are just as potent as other more exotic mushrooms.

Bunashimeji or Beech Mushrooms

I love exotic mushrooms like Bunashimeji (Beech Mushrooms) but white mushrooms are just as potent if not more.

Health Benefits:
Mushrooms are loaded with a potent disease-fighting antioxidant called ergothioneine. This antioxidant helps cells in the body ward off damage from dangerous oxygen molecules called free radicals, which may play a role in serious illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Mushrooms also are a good source of potassium, which may cut the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. In fact, a 3-ounce portobello mushroom contains about as much potassium as a small banana.

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom with Swiss Chard, Roasted Peppers and Goat Cheese

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom with Swiss Chard, Roasted Peppers and Goat Cheese

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Marinated Portobella Mushroom Salad
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Serves: 4
Grilled Mushrooms
  • 4-5 portobella mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Mushroom Marinade
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespooons red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, optional
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Trim stems from mushrooms and remove gills by using a spoon to gently scrape them off. Lightly brush mushrooms on both sides with oil. Grill until tender. Let cool, then cut into ¼ inch slices. Place in a container.
  2. Mix together Mushroom Marinade ingredients and pour over mushrooms. Let marinate at least an hour or overnight.

More Mushroom Recipes and Recipes using Mushrooms:

Baked Portobello Fries
Stir-Fry Bok Choy and Shitake Mushrooms
Vietnamese Vegetarian Pho
Stir-Fried Wild Rice Mushroom Pilaf
Quinoa Pilaf with Mushrooms
Wild Mushroom Porcini Bolognese Polenta Gratin
Stir-Fry Spicy Kung Pao Chicken with Vegetables and Walnuts

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  1. I love the idea of a cold marinated mushroom salad.

  2. Wow: i love this one! This looks so good

  3. I just KNEW I will find a portobello mushroom on your space. I was looking forward to it. Lovely recipe. I have never cooked with Bunashimeji . Do you have any recipes with those?

  4. I love grilled mushrooms–it’s such a great way to play off of their meaty flavor. Using them in a salad is a fabulous idea!

  5. Portobellos are unbelievable on the grill. I love the idea of serving them with this simple marinade!

  6. I really began eating mushrooms after I learned a couple of good marinade recipes. They are so delicious prepared this way—and low fat too.

  7. Great post and recipe! Portabellos are my favorite mushroom, so I can’t wait to give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing:)

  8. That marinade sounds super flavorful and delicious!

    • Mireya, Nancy and Sylvie – I usually stir-fry mushrooms or add them to soup, but I do love these marinated mushrooms.

  9. I want the mushroom fries. Tonight!

  10. I see why some people have weird feelings about portobello… but, for me, I just can’t get enough. Love this salad!

  11. What a wonderful collection of mushroom recipes. So many I want to try, not sure where I’ll begin!

  12. Jeanette, I want to pounce on everything single photo!

  13. Yummy! I adore mushrooms and it’s surprising how healthy they are.

  14. I love mushrooms and I have been craving them so much lately. I had one portebello for breakfast even and just had another one for lunch. This was before I saw your recipe of course. Looks like I may have them again real soon.

  15. I never tire of portobello mushrooms and your marinade sounds so delicious Jeanette.

  16. Carolyn – I’m glad I like mushrooms now especially since they are so healthy.
    France – I’ll have to try portobello mushrooms for breakfast.
    Kelly – Portobello mushrooms are one of my favorites – they are so versatile.

  17. Yum! What a salad! And look at all these mushroom yummies!

  18. Love your recipes. Where might I locate the recipe for the Stuffed Portobello Mushroom with Roasted Red Peppers and Swiss Chard? Thank you!

    • Jeanette Jeanette says:

      Thanks Edmund – I didn’t write down this recipe, but I believe I just sauteed some swiss chard in olive oil and put it on top of grilled portobello mushrooms, then layered on some roasted red peppers (you can grill your own or use jarred) and sprinkled some goat cheese on top.

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