Posts Tagged ‘Spring’

Broccolini Mushroom Salad

Looking for a healthy, yet flavorful spring side? This ‘shroom salad from bell’alimento is sure to impress.

Broccolini Mushroom Salad by Bell'alimento

If you’re looking for a super simple spring side dish that’s big on shrooms, then look no farther. It’s so good you might just want to eat it on its own. If you’re looking for a complete meal, try pairing it with salmon or chicken.

Broccolini Mushroom Salad

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
1 bunch fresh broccolini – trimmed
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon sesame seed oil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 clove garlic – minced
8 ounces fresh mushrooms – thinly sliced

Directions:
Into a large saute pan add 1/4 cup water and heat over medium heat. When simmering, add broccolini and cook until just softened. Transfer to serving bowl. Set aside.
Into a small bowl whisk together: soy sauce, vinegar, oil, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds and garlic. Pour into pan and heat over medium heat.

Add mushrooms and cook until tender. Pour over broccolini. Toss to combine.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Mushrooms

Cinco de Mayo Mushroom Feast

Warmer temperatures aren’t the only reason to celebrate in May. Cinco de Mayo offers the opportunity to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride through the glue that binds families cross-culturally – delicious food! Ethnic foods offer plenty of opportunities to mix up ingredients and customize your plate, seamlessly blending mushrooms into the fixings of your fiesta and is a heart healthy and delicious way to celebrate this springtime holiday. Whether your Cinco celebration is meatless or blended with your favorite protein, mushrooms’ meaty texture blend effortlessly into sizzling dishes and a perfectly seasoned mushroom goes a long way in kicking up the flavor of a Mexican meal. This Cinco de Mayo, don’t forget to mix up your party menu with the flavor only mushrooms provide. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite recipes here:

No matter the dish, mushrooms are a perfect partner at your Cinco de Mayo fiesta!

A Mushroom Makeover for Every Occasion

Mushroom Makeover Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms by Yumology

*Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Yumology

As warm weather hits across the country, it’s the perfect time to think of spring makeovers. From home decorating to new clothes, a sense of renewal is on all of our minds this month. Here at the Mushroom Council our makeover is focused on something a bit more delicious.

Last month we partnered with the Mamavation community for a Mushroom Makeover weight loss challenge, where 15 food bloggers created unique, delicious and healthy mushroom meals for four weeks.

Whether you’re looking for a quick snack, dinner or a new way to enjoy mushrooms, the featured recipes below will leave you inspired to get creative with the mushrooms you just picked up from the store.

The fun doesn’t end here. We’re also hosting a #MushroomMakeover Twitter chat with the Mamavation community on April 8th at 9 PM EST. All of our bloggers will be sharing their recipe tips, and the Council will be on hand to share all of our mushroom love.

We can’t wait to see what you whip up in the kitchen this month!

Mushroom Makeover Recipes:

Seven-Minute Spring Ramen Bowl

Brooke from Cheeky Kitchen shares an updated veggie-filled version of a college staple, without losing the college budget. 

 Seven-Minute Spring Mushroom Ramen Bowl by Cheeky Kitchen

Are you on the search for something quick, fresh, and healthy? We’ve got you covered! This quick and simple ramen bowl uses budget-friendly packets of premade ramen, tosses them with on-sale, in-season veggies (Bonus tip: mushrooms are always in season), and serves itself up quick, for just about $1 per bowl. Now, that is one dinner you need in your life every day!

I’ve been delighted (and slightly obsessed) with the mealtime wonder that is packet of ramen. Like a blank canvas, it’s the perfect way to start tons of quick meals, and the best part is…it costs just pennies per serving!

If you’ve always thought of ramen as a cheap college eat, it’s time to rethink this affordable, accessible mealtime starter! This easy recipe will have you happily slurping down noodles and perfectly steamed mushrooms, asparagus, and a simple poached egg in just seven minutes!

Seven-Minute Spring Ramen Bowl

Start with premade Udon noodles or packets of ramen. Both options will yield a bowl of warm, light soup in seven minutes flat.

Serves 2.

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet ramen, chicken flavored
  • ½ cup asparagus spears, cut to 3” length
  • 1 ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 ½  tablespoon sesame, avocado, or olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon scallions
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro

Directions:
1. In a medium pot, cook ramen according to package directions. One minute before ramen is done, toss asparagus spears in to the pot. Transfer to two bowls. Add mushrooms and oil to the pot. Turn stove burner to medium-high heat. Spread mushrooms flat on the bottom of the pot, sprinkle with lemon pepper, and cook until golden brown. Transfer mushrooms to soup bowl.

2. Add 2 cups of water to pot. Bring to a boil. Add vinegar to boiling water, then gently crack one egg on each side of the pot. Immediately turn off burner, but leave the pot on the hot burner.

3. Use a fork to gently pull the eggs whites toward the center of your egg, giving it a nice round shape. Allow eggs to sit in hot water for 4 minutes, then use a large slotted spoon to gently remove and place one egg on top of each ramen bowl. Garnish bowls with chopped scallions and cilantro. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Mushrooms Greet Spring Meals

Mushrooms Chopped,Sliced and Whole

Mushrooms’ year-round growing season  means that they’re a great ingredient to accompany warm weather bites. This past week, spring and mushrooms were on the mind of several food bloggers with scrumptious mushroom dishes popping up every day. We picked a few of our favorites to make your grocery list a breeze for the weekend’s festivities.

Breakfast/Brunch

With Mother’s Day this Sunday, a Mushroom and Gouda Frittata from She Wears Many Hats is the perfect meal for a breakfast in bed treat or a large gathering.

If you’re interested in putting a savory spin on a classic dessert dish, check out this video from Chef Traci Des Jardins featuring Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding.

Dinner/Lunch

For those nights when you want take-out style food, in your own home,a Kale,Mushroom and Ricotta Calzone from Two Peas and Their Pod is just the ticket.

Family Style Dinner

Comfort food is often reserved for fall and winter,but there is nothing like a dish the entire family can dive into year round. An Italian Chicken, Mushroom and Zucchini Skillet is the perfect dish for a Sunday night dinner.

Appetizers

As a topping or a base for stuffing, mushrooms are the perfect ingredient to kick off any meal. Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms from How Sweet It Is reinvents classic dip and Mushroom and White Bean Crostinis from Dine and Dish are wonderful for a spin on an Italian favorite.

Of course, once the weekend comes to an end, a mushroom filled Meatless Monday is ready to greet you.

What are you cooking up this weekend?