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Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms make a great alternative to a carbohydrate-based meal and their size and shape make them perfect for stuffing. This quinoa stuffed portobello mushroom recipe is inspired by Italian flavouring with tomato, peppers and feta cheese and I have added in some chilli flakes for a little kick!

Mushrooms are a great source of vitamin D, particularly important going into the winter months. Quinoa is a complete protein and is a fibre-rich seed; this meal provides plant powered nourishment and these stuffed mushrooms are tasty and simple to make!  

Serves 4

1/3 cup dry quinoa

2/3 cup water

4 Portobello mushrooms

1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper

¼ teaspoon chilli flakes

1 red pepper chopped

1 cup chopped red cabbage

1 cup tomatoes chopped

¼ cup chopped basil

½ cup feta cheese

Method for Quinoa stuffed Portobello Mushrooms:

  1. Preheat oven to 150°C
  2. Place the quinoa and water in a pan, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and cook until the quinoa has absorbed most of the water – approximately 12-15 minutes, then turn off the heat
  3. While the quinoa is cooking, place the mushrooms open side up on a baking tray, drizzle with oil and balsamic vinegar, season with salt, cook for 10 minutes, drain any excess liquid.
  4. Meanwhile in a bowl combine cooked quinoa, black pepper, chilli flakes, red pepper, cabbage, tomatoes, basil and feta cheese
  5. Remove mushrooms from oven, divide quinoa mixture – approx. ½ cup into each mushroom, bake for 12 minutes until mushrooms are tender and cheese is melted.
  6. Eat and enjoy! 

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