Grilled Portobello Burger & Salad

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
30 min 15 min 1
Grilled Portobello Burger & Salad
Health Highlights
These Grilled Portobello Burgers are the perfect vegetarian option for your next BBQ or grilling party.


2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Honey
1/2 tsp Thyme, fresh (or oregano)
1 1/2 tbsp Water
1 medium mushroom(s) Portobello mushroom
1/4 avocado(s) Avocado
2 slice Tomato
1 ring Red onion (to taste)
1 tsp Basil pesto (to taste)
1 bun Hamburger bun, multigrain (or sprouted bun)
1 cup Arugula salad

Arugula salad

3/4 cup Arugula (or leafy greens of choice)
0.04 medium Red onion (slivered)
2 3/4 tbsp Asparagus (or any cooked or raw veggies you have on hand)
0.04 avocado(s) Avocado (or oil of choice)
1 dash Black pepper
1/2 tsp Parsley, fresh (chopped)
1/8 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice (to taste)


  1. Wash and pinch off the stem of the portobello.
  2. For the marinade, combine olive oil, vinegar, honey, thyme, and water. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk together, put in a ziplock bag, and add the mushrooms. Marinate for 20 minutes to 2 hours.
  3. Grill: Heat the grill or indoor grill pan over medium heat. When hot, brush the grate with oil or lightly spray the grill pan. Place the mushrooms on the grill, reserving the marinade for basting. Grill for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until tender, brushing with marinade frequently.
    • Oven method:Preheat oven to 450°F (232°C). Transfer the entire contents into a shallow baking dish and bake for 25 minutes.

  4. Toast the bun, spread both sides with pesto, top with portobello mushroom, and garnish with tomato, avocado, onion, and romaine leaf. Enjoy!

Instructions for "Arugula salad"

  1. Add all ingredients to a medium sized bowl. Toss gently to combine - enjoy!


- You can use any type of vinegar you prefer, such as red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, or apple cider vinegar.
- If you don't have fresh thyme, you can substitute with dried thyme or other herbs such as rosemary or oregano.
- Make sure to brush or spray the grill or grill pan with oil to prevent the mushrooms from sticking.
- You can use any type of bun or bread for the burgers, such as brioche buns, whole wheat buns, or ciabatta bread.
- Feel free to customize the toppings to your liking. Some other options include roasted red peppers, grilled onions, or vegan cheese.
- If you're short on time, you can skip the marinating step and just brush the mushrooms with olive oil and seasoning before grilling or baking.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 444
Calories from fat 245
Calories from saturated fat 36
Total Fat 27.2 g
Saturated Fat 4.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 16.5 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 273 mg
Potassium 854 mg
Total Carbohydrate 46 g
Dietary Fiber 9.3 g
Sugars 17.6 g
Protein 8.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.2
Vegetables 2.6

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