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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms can be cooked in a variety of ways. It makes a filling and satifsying meal. The ingredients used in this recipe are all highly nutritious. They include bell peppers and lentils.

Portabello mushrooms contain protein, fiber, a small amount of fat, potassium and phosphoros. It is also low in calories, ideal for those wanting to shed some weight. It is also a good source of 2 kinds of B vitamins. Having portobellos with whole grains,and leafy green vegetables will boost the B vitamin content.

Here is the recipe.


Filling Part One

  1. 2 medium-large size portobello mushrooms
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. ½ cup chopped onions
  4. 2 tsps crushed garlic
  5. 1 tsp, crushed ginger (optional)
  6. ½ each red and green bell peppers, cubed
  7. 1 tsp coriander powder
  8. ½ tsp chili powder
  9. 1 tsp salt or to taste
  10. ¼tsp turmeric powder

Filling Part Two

  1. 1 cup brown lentils
  2. 1 tblsp olive oil
  3. ¼cup chopped onion
  4. ¼tsp turmeric powder
  5. 1 tsp coriander powder
  6. ½tsp cumin powder
  7. ¼tsp chili powder
  8. salt to taste, about 1 tsp.

Other Ingredients

  1. 1 cup wholewheat bread crumbs
  2. 1 tblsp. olive oil to apply onto mushroom caps
  3. 1-3 tsps. dried parsley or any herb of your choice
  4. About a cup of your favorite cheese (optional)
  5. Lettuce leaves and sprig of coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Pick lentils and wash. Boil in a few cups of water until soft. Measure 1 cup of boiled lentil for recipe
  2. This step can be done ahead of time. Canned lentils will also work, just measure 1 cup
  3. Wash peppers and onion, cube
  4. Rinse mushrooms over running water and try to remove blemishes
  5. You may also snip off grimy areas or use a paper towel to wipe mushrooms
  6. Use a melon baller or other tool to gently scoop the flesh of the mushrooms, leaving a nice spacious cap
  7. Chop the scooped mushrooms and stems
  8. Heat oil. Add onions, garlic and ginger. When soft add the vegetables and scooped mushrooms
  9. Stir and add spices and salt. It should be cooked when the vegetables are limp. Keep aside
  10. Heat 1 tblsp. oil for second filling
  11. Add onion and garlic. Follow with spices & mix
  12. Add boiled/canned lentils. Cook for about 5 minutes, add salt and keep aside
  13. In a dish, add lentils, vegetables, herbs & bread crumbs. Mix well
  14. If using cheese, keep aside about 1 cup of mixture and add 1 cup of cheese instead
  15. Place caps in oven proof dish. Apply olive oil to both sides of caps
  16. Fill with veg mixture and compress. Add a few more drops of olive oil to the tops
  17. Pre heat oven to 425°/220°, then place tray into oven
  18. Bake for about 20 minutes. The bottoms should be dry and the tops should look cooked
  19. Garnish and serve with a salad
Mushrooms Baked and out of Oven

Stuffed Mushrooms Baked and out of Oven

Mushroom caps filled and ready to be baked

Mushrooms filled and ready to be Baked

All ingredients mixed together ready to fill the caps

Ingredients Combined and ready to be filled into caps

Lentils cooked in pan

Brown Lentils cooked in pan

Filling for Mushooms cooked in pan

All ingredients for Filling one cooked

Filling Vegetables cooking in pan

Vegetables for Filling one cooking in pan

Vegetables cut and Ready to be Roasted

Mushroom caps with flesh scooped & other ingredients

About The Goodness of Ingredients Used

The Portobello dish is vegan and gluten free. There are several ingredients in the recipe. It will be useful to have all them out before you start cooking. You may prefer to use canned lentil. I boiled the lentils in this recipe. One cup of uncooked lentils, yields about 3 cups cooked lentils. If you do boil a cup of lentils you may freeze the extra lentils for use in other recipes.

This information was obtained from the George Mateljan Foundation.Lentils, a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. Lentils also provide good to excellent amounts of six important minerals, two B vitamins, and protein, all with virtually no fat. The calorie cost of all this nutrition is just 230 calories for a whole cup of cooked lentils. This tiny nutritional giant fills you up and not out.

Here is a good resource for Details on the nutritional value of ingredients.

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