These healthy portobello mushroom burgers are vegan, dairy free, gluten free, and a great way to enjoy a delicious burger, plant-based style!
A Tasty Healthy Portobello Mushroom Burger Recipe!
First of all, Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canucks! I hope you are thoroughly enjoying your long weekend. We are enjoying our time out at the lake, sipping wine, cruising on the boat, and grilling up burgers! Speaking of burgers…I’ve always been a big fan.
Not of fast-food burgers but hearty, homemade (or good restaurant) burgers made a little healthier with all sorts of tasty toppings just like these Healthy Portobello Mushroom Burgers with Quick Caramelized Onions. They seriously are “the best”!
While I love veggie burgers I’ve always leaned towards those that are made with a mixture of rice, beans, and vegetables. The year I started NITK I made these exact portobello mushroom burgers and at the time I wasn’t sure that just a mushroom itself could really be substantial enough to stand in for a burger patty whether it be veggie, chicken, turkey, or beef.
I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that portobello mushrooms are in fact a perfect burger stand in. If you are a skeptic, just drool over these pictures and put my recipe to the test!
Interestingly when portobello mushrooms are marinated and grilled, then topped with a bunch of delicious ingredients and stuffed in a bun, they barely taste like a mushroom, but rather have a great meaty consistency and wonderful flavor!
Portobello Mushroom Nutrition:
Portobello mushrooms are a great source of nutrients including selenium and potassium and still contain 5 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber (in a 1 cup serving). While low in calories these little mushrooms still have a meaty texture and are quite filling. Along with selenium and potassium they also contain B vitamins, potassium, and copper!
Along with the mushroom I chose to add quick caramelized onions and cashew nut cheese as complimentary burger toppings along with crunchy cabbage, juicy tomato, and crisp lettuce. The combination is stellar. Tangy sweetness from the onions and creaminess from the cashew cheese compliment the meaty portobello perfectly.
I’m not going to lie, it was slight torture trying to get through taking these pictures without biting into this juicy, flavorful, stack of deliciousness.
Have you made healthy portobello mushroom burgers before? What’s your favourite kind of veggie burger stand-in? I’d love to read about it in the comments below!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and be sure to pin the photo below so you can make this recipe later!
Christal // NITK