Portobello Mushrooms with Avocado Smash

Portobello Mushrooms with Avocado Smash​ | Kaleigh Cohen Fitness

A healthy and filling recipe when you need a quick and nutritious meal.

I have just recently become acquainted with the wondrous and delicious world of portobello mushrooms. I’ve always loved mushrooms but the huge size of the portobello, always seemed a little overwhelming when I thought about creating the main course of a dish with a giant fungi. Until one fine morning out I ordered a delicious breakfast that consisted of eggs and sliced avocado atop a grilled portobello mushroom and BOOM, where have you been all my life you fine little fungi? I knew that I needed to introduce portobello mushrooms into my recipe index. I started experimenting and came up with the portobello mushroom and avocado smash!

Portobello Mushrooms with Avocado Smash​ | Kaleigh Cohen Fitness

This portobello mushroom and avocado smash recipe has become a weekly occurrence in our house and pleases the vegetarian and carnivore alike, making it a perfect meatless Monday meal! It is not only satisfying and delicious, but super nutritious, quick, and easy to whip up when you’re short on time during the week or want a healthy filling meal after a cycling workout!

All the yummy details are below!

Portobello Mushrooms with Avocado Smash

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Yields: 4 Servings

  • 4 portobello mushrooms

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Mushroom marinade:
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

  • 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vingar

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Avocado Smash:
  • 2 Avocados

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • Dash of toasted sesame oil (optional, gives a nutty rich flavor)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Mix mushroom marinade ingredients in a zip-top bag or large bowl. Remove mushroom stems and add mushrooms to marinade, be sure they are fully covered and let sit while you mix up the avocado smash.

  2. To make avocado smash, dice and mash avocado and stir in garlic, sesame oil, and salt and pepper.

  3. In a large skillet on medium-high, heat olive oil and place marinated portobellos in the pan. Add, any extra marinade to the mushrooms while they are cooking. Cook each side 3-5 minutes, depending on size of mushrooms.

  4. Once portobello mushrooms are fully cooked, they will appear slightly browned on edges and top, plate topside down and fill with the avocado smash.

  5. Enjoy immediately! Goes well with sliced beef steak tomatoes and roasted asparagus.

Portobello Mushrooms with Avocado Smash​ | Kaleigh Cohen Fitness

So good this was snapped mid-bite!