Pesto Marinated Grilled Portobello
Picture yourself in a sun-dappled garden, the aroma of fresh basil wafting through the air as you fire up the grill. The star of the day? Pesto Marinated Grilled Portobello mushrooms, a mouthwatering vegetarian delight that will make your taste buds sing. This recipe is a celebration of simplicity and flavor, bringing together the earthy richness of Portobello mushrooms with the zesty kick of homemade pesto.
- 4 large Portobello mushrooms
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by making the pesto. In a food processor, combine the fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and grated Parmesan cheese. Pulse until finely chopped.
- With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the extra-virgin olive oil until the pesto reaches a smooth, creamy consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Brush both sides of the Portobello mushrooms with the freshly made pesto, ensuring they are well coated.
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grates to prevent sticking.
- Place the marinated Portobello mushrooms on the grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until they are tender and grill-marked.
- Remove the mushrooms from the grill and let them rest for a minute before serving.
- Serve your Pesto Marinated Grilled Portobello mushrooms as a delightful appetizer or as a main course with a side salad.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Pesto Marinated Grilled Portobello mushrooms are a taste of summer. The rich, umami flavor of the Portobello mushrooms paired with the vibrant basil pesto makes for a winning combination. Whether you’re a dedicated vegetarian or just looking for a flavorful meatless option, this dish will satisfy your cravings for a delicious, grilled treat.
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 298 | Fat: 27g | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 10g
Picture the smiles on your friends’ and family’s faces as they savor each juicy bite of these Pesto Marinated Grilled Portobello mushrooms. It’s a recipe that turns an ordinary day into a culinary adventure. So, fire up the grill and let the magic begin. Your taste buds will thank you for it.