My lemon roasted garlic herb mushrooms are very simple to make, but YET outrageously tasty. If you are looking for a low calorie and nutrient rich light side dish for the Thanksgiving meal , this is it! Everyone will go crazy over them. The lemon and garlic kind of crust the mushroom and give it an exotic taste. AND it will please the vegan, vegetarian or gluten free guests are your table. One of my readers suggested I call it Mushroom Scampi ( see comments)
Roasting brings out the best flavor in any vegetable, and mushrooms are no exception. I used large plain white round whole mushrooms, but you could get creative and make a mixture of all varieties of mushrooms. They are an elegant enough to make for a side for the Thanksgiving dinner or fast enough to make for any night of the week. In addition, it makes a wonderful appetizer with toothpicks.
Mushrooms are very low in calories but high in nutritional benefits. They help boost the immune system with protective antioxidants and help increase your levels of Vitamin D, which most of us need. In addition, they contain B vitamins and protein. If you are eating consciously, 6 mushrooms have about 22 calories. On Weight Watchers a serving of this tangy mushroom dish is only 1 Point Plus!!
1 package of fresh white whole mushrooms, cut in half
coconut or olive oil spray ( or regular olive or coconut oil)
Juice of 1/2 large lemon
a few shakes of Trader Joe's saltless herb mix 21 Salite ( or any salt free herb mix of rosemary, thyme, garlic, pepper, etc. or any herbal blend
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
Lay mushrooms on cookie sheet
Generously spray mushrooms with cooking oil or put in a bag and toss in olive or coconut oil
Squeeze the lemon juice over the mushrooms
Sprinkle with 21 Salute ( from Trader Joe's ) or any other herbal blend
Top with minced garlic
Roast for about 12 minutes ( depends on size of your mushrooms)
|Delicious and not one letft|
My note: Dr. Mercola suggests purchasing organic mushrooms when possible since they absorb toxins easily, especially heavy metals. My local supermarket carries organic for just 50 cents more.
All of my recipes meet vegetarian, vegan or gluten free standards!
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