Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer

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Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer – raw vegan or cooked button mushrooms stuffed with yummy walnut mix for a great plant based, low calorie party favorite.

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 Medium or 12 Small Crimini or  White Button Mushrooms
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, minced
  • OR
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper + 1 Red Chili
  • Pepper, minced, to make it spicy
  • 1 Celery Stalk, minced
  • 1/4 Red Onion, minced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, peeled and pressed
  • 1/4C Raw Walnuts or Pecans
  • 1T Extra Virgin Olive Oil + more for coating mushrooms if cooking
  • 2T Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1T Fresh Italian Parsley, minced
  • 1t Fresh Rosemary, minced
  • 1t Smoked Paprika
  • 1t Himalayan salt, more or less, to taste
  • 1/8t Chipotle Pepper, more or less to taste + some to sprinkle on top as garnish

DIRECTIONS: preheat oven to  325ºF. Wash mushrooms. Gently remove stems. Taking care to keep mushroom caps intact. Set aside to dry. Add minced red bell pepper, chili pepper [if using], celery, and red onion to a bowl. Or mince everything in food processor and transfer to bowl. In inverted single blender cup or small food processor, add walnuts, lemon juice, oil, salt, and 1/8t pepper. Peel and press garlic cloves into blender cup. Blend until thick and creamy. Mix into the bowl of minced vegetables. Mince fresh herbs and add to bowl.

Raw Recipe

DIRECTIONS:  stuff the mushroom caps, lightly dust top of stuffing with chipotle pepper, and serve.

Cooked Version

DIRECTIONS:  rub dried mushroom caps lightly with oil, stuff them and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes or until mushrooms are cooked. Serve immediately.

DID YOU KNOW THAT CRIMINI MUSHROOMS ARE BABY PORTABELLA MUSHROOMS?

They’re also called Baby Bellas. When portabella mushrooms are harvested in their button stage, they’re considered crimini mushrooms. Since they’re drier and more dense they are a superior alternative to the traditional white button mushroom. This makes them better for sautéing. It also makes them meatier which is better in most recipes. You can even grow your own Crimini Mushrooms from a kit!

Here’s the link for the kit. And more information about Crimini or Baby Portabella Mushrooms…

http://www.mushroomadventures.com/p-2-crimini-baby-bella-mushroom-kit.aspx

 

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The "Aloha Cooks" live in Hawaii and create original recipes using healthy whole foods and since one of them is a registered dietitian you can be sure they are delicious and nutritious.

2 Comments to “Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer”

  1. Absolutely loved these Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizers. Super YUMMY & DELISH! :)

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