About this recipe:A healthy alternative to beef burgers. This burger is made from grilling portabello mushrooms and placing them in between lightly toasted burger buns. Serve them for lunch or dinner with a light salad.
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
6 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
4 large portabello mushroom caps
4 burger buns
1 tablespoon capers
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1 large tomato, sliced
4 leaves lettuce
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:10min › Ready in:20min
Turn on grill and adjust rack so it is as close to heat source as possible.
In a medium-size mixing bowl, mix together garlic, olive oil, thyme, vinegar, salt and pepper.
Put the mushroom caps, bottom side up, in a shallow baking pan. Brush the caps with 1/2 the dressing. Put the caps under the grill and cook for 5 minutes.
Turn the caps and brush with the remaining dressing. Grill 4 minutes. Toast the buns lightly.
In a small bowl, mix capers and mayonnaise. Spread mayonnaise mixture on the buns, top with mushroom caps, tomato and lettuce.
I make a version of this but don't use oil,by poaching the mushrooms in a little stock before adding garlic,herbs and salad it makes a lower calorie lunch.A slice of grilled mozzarella is a tasty addition! - 16 Jan 2012