Caprese Stuffed Garlic Butter Portobellos for #MeatlessMonday

Double brownie points for your gut, with this low carb-high protein recipe that meat lovers will love. Also, mushrooms are proof that carnivores don’t only eat meat.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 caps
Energy 178.4 kcals
Fats 10.0g
Cholesterol 7.5mg
Protein 8.2g
Carbohydrates 14.1g
Sodium 127.5mg
Fiber 3.0g
Sugars 5.3g
Prep Time- 5 Minutes
Cook Time- 20 Minutes

Let’s get into this, here’s what you need;

For the garlic butter:    
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
  • 5-6 large Portobello Mushrooms, stem removed, washed and dried with a paper towel
  • 5-6 fresh mozzarella cheese balls, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup grape (or cherry) tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • fresh basil, shredded to garnish
Balsamic Glaze: (if you don’t want to use store bought)
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar (OPTIONAL)

Now that you have your chef’s hat on…

  1. Preheat oven to grill/broil settings on high heat. Arrange oven shelf to the middle of your oven.
  2. Combine all of the Garlic Butter ingredients together in a small saucepan (or microwave safe bowl), and melt until garlic is fragrant. Brush the bottoms of each mushroom and place them, buttered side down, on a baking tray.
  3. Flip and brush any remaining garlic over the insides of each cap. Fill each mushroom with the mozzarella slices and tomatoes, and grill/broil until cheese has melted and golden in colour (about 8 minutes).
  4. To serve, top with the basil, drizzle with the balsamic glaze and sprinkle with salt to taste.
For the Balsamic Glaze:
  1. (If making from scratch, prepare while mushrooms are in the oven.) Combine sugar (if using) and vinegar in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low; allow to simmer for 5-8 minutes or until mixture has thickened and reduced to a glaze. (If not using sugar, allow to reduce for 12-15 minutes on low heat).
 Makes for a delicious appetizer, don’t forget to make more for the squad. Oh and you know you must take a picture for the gram’. (Don’t forget to tag us!}

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