14th June 2009

Catch-Up Post #3: Portobello Salad with Spicy Mustard Dressing, and an award


Here’s a recipe from Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook that’s been sitting in the “need to post” pile for a while… we broke out the grill for this one a few months ago. We love the taste and texture of grilled portobellos, and when placed over a bed of greens and garbanzos with a slightly spicy, tangy mustard dressing, they make for a great healthy meal.

Portobello Salad with Spicy Mustard Dressing
Roasted Portobellos:
1/2 cup white wine
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 large portobello caps

1/4 cup prepared spicy, smooth mustard
3 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp pure maple syrup

8 cups mixed greens
1 avocado, peeled, halved, pitted, and thinly sliced
1 small red onion, sliced into very thin half-moons
1 15-oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

Combine the mushroom marinade ingredients in shallow glass dish, then place the portobellos upside down in the marinade. Spoon a bunch of the marinade into the mushroom caps to form a small pool. Preheat a grill to high heat and marinate for 20 minutes.
Grill the mushrooms over direct heat, about 4 minutes per side. When done, remove from heat, and when cool enough to handle, slice and set aside.
Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a bowl, then throw all the salad ingredients in a large bowl and pour the dressing over. Toss to coat.
Place the greens on a plate, top with the portobellos, and serve.

4 main-dish/8 side-dish servings


And now, award time!
I’d like to thank Margot from Coffee and Vanilla for presenting We Heart Food with a Beautiful Blog Award!

Click here to check out the other recipients of BB!


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There are currently 2 responses to “Catch-Up Post #3: Portobello Salad with Spicy Mustard Dressing, and an award”

  1. 1
    On June 30th, 2009, Coffee and Vanilla said:

    Congratulations on your award Chris! 🙂

  2. 2
    On June 30th, 2009, Coffee and Vanilla said:

    I just read About page…

    Congratulations Chris & Lisa! 🙂

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