Sunday 12 July 2015

Portabella Mushroom Burger Tuscan Style

Every so often I do enjoy a vegetarian meal and this mushroom burger is one of my favorites, it is loaded with flavor! I don’t even miss the meat when I have this; it is so satisfying and filling. Even my daughter who hates mushroom enjoys this burger, the marinade masks the mushroom flavor nicely.

1 portabella mushroom
1 GF hamburger bun
1 (1 ounce) slice mozzarella cheese
1 Romaine lettuce leaf 
4 thin slices English cucumber (1/2 ounce)
1 clove garlic minced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons GF basil pesto, divided
1 tablespoon minced onion
1/2 tablespoon GF mayonnaise
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Wipe any dirt from top of mushroom with a dry cloth and scrape out the stem and gills from inside the mushroom with a spoon.
Mix together the red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons of the pesto and the minced garlic, pour half of it into a bowl, place the mushroom gill side up into the bowl and pour the remaining mayo mixture in the mushroom.
Let the mushroom marinate for an hour, swishing it around a few times.
Remove the mushroom from the marinade and place cap side down onto a preheated grill over direct heat and cook for 3 to 4 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
Turn the mushroom over and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes or until it starts to soften.
When the mushroom is cooked to your liking, place it on a warmed hamburger bun and top with remaining ingredients.

*Please keep in mind that not all dried herbs and spices are gluten free so check the labels to make sure the brand you are using is gluten free. The same applies for prepackaged store-bought items, check the labels to be sure. If in doubt, call the toll free number on packaging to be safe and to make your cooking/eating experience is truly gluten free.

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