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Portabella mushrooms are a great sub for meat

FIT Staff • Aug 27, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Here is one of my favorite ways  to eat a portabella mushroom  as a sandwich.

You can make so many variations of this sandwich just like a regular burger.

The meatiness of a portabella is a great sub for any meat entrée that is much healthier and cheaper than any meat counterpart.

Mediterranean Portabello Burger

Yield : 4 servings

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

4 portabella mushroom caps, stems and gills removed

4 large hamburger buns

1/2 cup sliced red peppers

1/2 cup chopped tomato

1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

2 cups loosely packed mixed baby salad greens


Preheat grill to medium-high.

Mash garlic and salt on a cutting board with the side of a knife until it's a smooth paste. Mix the paste with 1 tablespoon oil in a small dish.

Lightly brush the oil mixture over portabellas and then on one side of each slice of bread.

Combine red peppers, tomato, feta, vinegar, oregano and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a medium bowl.

Grill the mushroom caps until tender, about 4 minutes per side; grill the bread until crisp, about 1 minute per side. Assemble sandwiches and serve.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 301

Fat:  11 g

Carbohydrates: 40 g

Cholesterol: 2 mg

Sodium:  600 mg

Protein: 10 g

Fiber: 4g

Potassium: 691 mg

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