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Fresh Side Dish? Try These Balsamic Marinated Mushrooms [Recipe]

Finding easy dinner or lunch recipes can seem like an impossible task. Sometimes we go with a frozen meal to simply save the effort. Yet, there are some ways to make your life easier. This includes making these delicious balsamic marinated mushrooms as a side dish.

Let’s discuss a few of its health and nutritional benefits.

Eat some Balsamic Marinated Mushrooms and Improve Your Cognition

If you think mushrooms are useless, think again!

To start, mushrooms are very nutritious organisms. They contain potassium, zinc, magnesium, and many B vitamins

Furthermore, if you are having a hard time concentrating, mushrooms may do the trick.

Studies have found that mushrooms—even in low quantities—can fight off oxidative stress and inflammation, particularly in the brain.

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More so, consuming mushrooms improves task completion, balance, coordination, and working memory.

However, mushrooms aren’t just good for your brain. These same abilities can be applied to other systems in the body.

That’s why consuming mushrooms will improve your blood flow, will aid your digestion, and can give you more energy.

What about the balsamic vinegar in this recipe?

That’s a great topic to cover, as balsamic vinegar also has some health benefits you should be aware of. First, it contains acetic acid and antioxidants, helping your skin look and feel better.

Also, because it contains probiotics, when used with mushrooms you’ll have the healthiest gut microbiota.

To finish, the polyphenols in balsamic vinegar are a great way to improve circulation.

Last, but not least, let’s discuss shallots

Because they are onions, shallots are considered prebiotics, also aiding your digestion.

These onions pack a lot of fiber, and micronutrients, like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, B vitamins, and vitamin A.

Now, you can see how this simple balsamic marinated mushrooms recipe is much more than it looks, and all without much effort.

Check out another delicious side dish recipe here: Buttered Portobello Mushrooms with Garlic [Recipe]


Balsamic marinated mushrooms

Recipe by Maja Lundell


  • 2 lbs (900 g) of mushrooms

  • 2 shallots (1/2 red onion and a bulb of garlic)

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) balsamic vinegar

  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) olive oil

  • salt to taste


  • To start, clean the mushrooms using a damp cloth. Remove the stem and cut it into medium-sized pieces.
  • Pour the vinegar into a bowl. Whisk in the olive oil slowly until the mixture is emulsified.
  • Stir in the shallots, herbs, and mushrooms. Allow it to marinate for an hour or overnight for best results.
  • Then, when the marinade is ready, add the marinated mushrooms in a skillet (frying pan) over medium heat. Saute until they are slightly brown.
  • Stir in the shallots (onion and garlic). You can pour in the leftover marinade for extra flavor. Allow it to cook for another 3 minutes or so.
  • Serve as an easy appetizer, side dish, or topping.
  • Enjoy!