These grilled portobello mushrooms will elevate your meal into something really special. It works best as a side dish or as a main vegan dish.
Let’s find out what amazing benefits you will get in this exciting recipe and why preparing this for your family is an excellent idea.
The Amazing Nutritional and Health Benefits of This Grilled Portobello Mushrooms Recipe
Benefit #1: It prevents migraines
Migraines can ruin your daily life. One way to potentially avoid this painful headache, is by supplementing your diet with 400 mg of riboflavin per day.
Portobello mushroom and mozzarella cheese contain riboflavin. So, adding this to your diet can potentially help fight those attacks.
Benefit #2: It strengthens bones
Portobello and mozzarella are excellent sources of calcium, Vitamin D, and potassium.
Calcium builds your bones and it is important to keep them strong as you age.
Vitamin D and potassium, on the other hand, helps our body to absorb calcium so it won’t be flushed out through the urine.
Benefit #3: It improves skin health
Portobello is an excellent source of copper. This nutrient is necessary for the production of collagen and elastin, which gives the skin the firmness and elasticity it needs.
Tomatoes, on the other hand, are rich in lycopene which protects us against sunburn. Mozzarella provides zinc. This increases our white blood cell count necessary to fight skin irritation.
Benefit #4: It helps in thyroid function
When thyroid glands undergo some hormone conversion process, selenium protects its cells from oxidative damage.
Since our body doesn’t produce selenium on its own, we need to consume foods that contain this nutrient. Portobello mushroom is one of them.
Now you have learned the different health benefits of this grilled portobello mushrooms.
It would be a great recipe to impress your loved ones at your next family get-together or barbecue.
Even those who don’t like mushrooms will surely fall in love with this delicious and nutritious recipe.
Discover more Portobello mushroom recipes here:
- Deliciously Baked Portobello Mushrooms with Fresh Spices [Recipe]
- Buttered Portobello Mushrooms with Garlic [Recipe]
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
1/2 cup (64 g) plum tomato (chopped)
1/4 cup (32 g) mozzarella cheese (shredded)
1/2 tsp olive oil (divided)
1/4 tsp dried rosemary
1/4 tsp black pepper (ground)
1 clove garlic (crushed)
3-4 portobello mushroom caps
1 tbsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp fresh parsley (minced)
Optional: Basil leaves for decoration
- In a mixing bowl, add together the mozzarella cheese, tomato, half of the olive oil, garlic and rosemary. Add in pepper. Mix well and set aside.
- Remove the mushroom stems. Clean the caps. Then, scrape out the gills under the caps.
- Combine the other half of the olive oil with soy sacue and lemon juice in a small mixing bowl. Coat the mushroom caps with this mixture.
- Heat up the grill. Coat it with cooking spray. (See note below.)
- Grill either side of the caps for 5 minutes. Or until they are soft.
- Put a spoonfull of the cheese and tomato mixture into each of the caps.
- Cover. Leave the mushrooms on the grill until the cheese has melted.
- Sprinkle parsley on each mushroom cap.
- Serve hot. Enjoy!
- Be careful! Using a spray on the grill can cause a flare-up.
Alternatively, you can dip a folded paper towel in some vegetable or olive oil. Then, holding it with tongs, draw it evenly across the bars of the hot grill grate just prior to cooking.