Portobello Cheddar Burgers

A delicious alternative to your typical grilled meats! Portobello burgers are an excellent substitute for a normal cheeseburger and are much healthier and cheaper! Best prepared on a grill, but can also be cooked in a frying pan on the stove.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Portobello mushroom caps (whole)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Pinch salt & pepper
  • 4 Whole wheat burger rolls
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese (sliced)
  • 1 tomato (optional)
  • Red onion (optional)
  • Lettuce (optional)
  • Avocado (optional)
  • Burger condiments (optional)

Directions

  1. Wipe mushroom caps clean with a papertowel. In a large plastic ziplock or a large mixing bowl, mix vinegar, oil, garlic, salt & pepper . Add mushrooms and let soak for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Place mushroom caps on grill, smooth side up and grill until browned (5-8 minutes)
  4. Flip mushrooms over and grill for another 5-8 minutes until tender.
  5. Just before mushrooms are finished, add cheese slices to the mushrooms and grill until melted.
  6. Place on a roll (toasted if desired) and top with sliced tomato, red onion, lettuce, avocado and other condiments as desired!

Variations:

  • Try using other cheeses such as blue cheese or goat cheese.
  • Grill the mushrooms in the same fashion and use as a topper on pasta.

 

Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus

This is an incredibly quick and easy side dish to make that goes well with any grilled dinner!

Serves 4

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  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

Directions

  1. Trim the firm white ends off the asparagus using scissors or a knife
  2. Lay on a plate and coat with the oil. Season with salt & pepper
  3. Heat grill to high heat
  4. Grill until tender (approx. 3-5 minutes)
Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash

Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash

This is a very simple dish that makes an excellent side at any summer BBQ or any other time you’re firing up the grill! It can also be easily adapted for other vegetables such as asparagus or green beans.

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 Summer squash
  • 2 Zucchini (small to medium sized)
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder (optional)

Directions

  1. Slice zucchini and summer squash length-wise into quarters or sixths depending on the size of the vegetable
  2. On a plate, drizzle with olive oil on both sides
  3. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and other spices if desired
  4. Grill on low to medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until the vegetables reach your desired level of crispiness
  5. Serve hot and season to taste

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