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Lime Marinade Mushrooms


These mushrooms look cooked, right? They really do don't they? Well they're not! Nope. They're marinated raw and this is maybe the simplest recipe I have come up with in ages. It happened, as all my recipes have happened lately, as I was experimenting on things for the new tutorial (available Thursday!)

This one uses the delicious and meaty portobello mushrooms.

Mushrooms are wonderful for boosting immune function, reducing risk of cancer. Stats reveal that about 80% of mushroom weight is water and about 10% is fibre. That is one healthy combo to nourish the bowel habits too wouldn't you think?

It wasn't too long ago that I was vehemently opposed to mushrooms, assuming fungal growths that thrive in dark and dampness couldn't do much for health. How wrong I was. Remember this video from last year?

Here are some of my basic tips for getting more mushys into the diet:

  • Sautee with a little oil and add to sandwiches, sushi, salads, or serve over fish or chicken
  • Add to soups
  • Use a variety of mushrooms to make an amazing healing and immune boosting soup
  • Mix with raw or cooked veggies for delicious salads
  • Make a medicinal tea by simmering mushrooms in water
  • Buy in season and allow to dry out for long term storage

The below recipe was originally inspired by this beautiful raw creation.

Lime Marinade Mushrooms

4 large fresh Portobello Mushrooms- cut off the stem and peel off the outer layer that covers the cap of the mushroom
1/4 cup hemp seed oil
juice of 1 whole lime
2 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
sea salt
pinch of cayenne

  • Slice the mushroom into strips
  • In a bowl, mix together the other ingredients
  • Stir in the mushrooms and allow to sit for anywhere from 10 minutes to a couple hours in the fridge
  • Note that the longer you let these babies sit in the marinade, the more liquid/water will be released from them and the less it will look like you have. For that reason, it is best to prepare them close to when you will be eating them


11 Responses to “Lime Marinade Mushrooms”

  1. Andrea said…
    Oh, Yum! I don't have lime and cilantro right now, but I do have lemon and parsley and I think they'll substitute nicely here! I've been using those flavours with some garlic to quickly marinate portabello mushrooms for burgers, but I hadn't thought to eat them raw.
  2. Oooh I love marinated mushrooms. Looks like a great recipe.
  3. Alex said…
    TV?? ANOTHER tutorial?? This is so exciting! I am so incredibly inspired by all this action! Thanks Meghan!!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      No no... same tutorial- just opening up to questions about it, about the foods, about whatever really...
  4. Alisa said…
    These look awesome Meghan! How do you have the time for all of these tutorials?!
  5. That sounds absolutely divine -- and simple. Just what the holistic nutritionist ordered! Delicious! Perfect for a welcome meal for my Canadian aunt!
  6. Melissa said…
    Those mushrooms look awesome! They really do look cooked. I can't wait for the ustream show and the tuturial is just awesome:)
  7. Janet said…
    Those sound and look great. I've heard so much about the benefits of mushrooms, but I've also heard some negative things about the garden variety white button mushrooms. Just curious to know what your opinion is about that variety. Thanks!
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Whatever you've heard about button mushrooms is very true. How's that for simplifying- if you are ever to eat them- make sure they are organic.
  8. Rebecca said…
    These look fantastic and I'd love to try to make this but my boyfriend is allergic to hemp. Is there another oil I could use? Thanks!

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