Mushroom Balsamic Pizza

Recipe in Partnership with Leggo’s

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins Serves: 4

  • 25cm pre-prepared or home-made pizza base
  • ¼ cup Leggo’s Pizza Sauce Garlic, Onion & Herb
  • 1 cup Woolworths white cup mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup mozzarella
  • Baby rocket leaves, for garnish
  • Balsamic glaze, for drizzling
  • Shaved parmesan, for garnish
  • Optional: ¼ cup toasted walnuts, for crunch

  1. Spread pizza base with Leggo’s Pizza Sauce. Top pizza with mushrooms, onion and mozzarella.
  2. Bake in a preheated oven at 230°C for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and the crust is golden.
  3. Sprinkle with walnuts and rocket. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, top with parmesan and serve immediately.

Mexi Mushroom Beef Tacos

  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 200g mushrooms, sliced, diced
    or grated
  • 1 Old El Paso™ Soft Taco Kit
  • 200g Perino™ Tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup lettuce, shredded lettuce

  1. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat.
    Add beef mince and cook for 5 minutes, stirring
    frequently until browned. Drain off any excess fat.
  2. Add mushrooms and cook for a further 2-3 minutes
    stirring frequently.
  3. Add taco seasoning mix and 180ml water and cook for
    a further 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Heat the flour tortillas when ready to serve.
  5. Layer up with all ingredients, top with salsa and enjoy.

Mushroom Salad

Prep: 10 mins | Cook time: 15 mins | Serves:  4

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil,

250g cocktail truss tomatoes

200g White cup sliced mushrooms

120g baby rocket

1/4 cup Birch & Waite Green Goddess Dressing

2 tbs almond kernels, roughly chopped

1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place tomatoes on the tray and drizzle with 1 tbsp. oil. Roast tomatoes for 15 minutes or until just tender and blistered.

2. Meanwhile, toss sliced mushrooms with remaining oil. Season. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook mushrooms for 5 minutes or until golden and just tender. Set aside.

3. Place tomatoes and baby rocket on a serving plate. Top with mushrooms and drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with chopped almond kernels.

Barbequed Garlic Mushrooms

Prep: 20 mins | Cook time: 10 mins | Serves:  4

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp Gourmet Garden Garlic Paste
500g White cup mushrooms (halved)
8 pre-soaked bamboo skewers
2 tsp Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Parsley
1 lemon (cut into cheeks)
250g Cocktail truss tomatoes

1. Combine extra virgin olive oil and garlic paste in a bowl. Add cup mushrooms and toss to coat. Thread mushrooms onto skewers.

2. Heat a barbecue grill on medium-high heat. Cook skewers for 4 minutes
each side or until mushrooms are golden and tender. Transfer to a serving dish.

Season with pepper and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with lemon cheeks.

Chargrilled Mushroom Burgers

Prep: 20 mins | Cook time: 15 mins | Serves:  4

375g Portobello Flat Mushrooms
5ml extra virgin olive oil cooking spray
250g Cocktail truss tomatoes
4 sesame seed brioche buns (split) toasted
1/3 cup Birch & Waite Parsley Dill & Tarragon Seafood Sauce
1 little gem lettuce (leaves separated)
1/4 cup shaved cheddar cheese
1/2 small red onion (thinly sliced)
110g tub bocconcini (drained, torn)
60g mixed salad leaves
1/4 bunch basil (leaves picked)
2 tbs balsamic vinegar dressing

Step 1. Heat a chargrill pan over medium heat. Spray mushrooms with oil. Cook for 5 minutes
each side or until tender.
Step 2. Slice 4 tomatoes. Spread bun bases with dill and tarragon sauce. Top with lettuce, sliced
tomato, grilled mushrooms and cheddar cheese. Sandwich with bun tops.
Step 3. Cut remaining tomatoes into wedges. Combine tomato, onion, bocconcini, salad leaves
and basil in a bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss to combine.
Step 4. Place burgers on serving plates with salad. Serve.

Crispy Mushroom Tacos

Prep: 15 mins | Cook time: 10 mins | Serves:  4

  • 500g mushrooms, sliced or diced approx. 1cm thickness, smaller mushrooms could stay whole
  • 250g buttermilk
  • 250g plain flour
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 1tsp onion powder
  • 1tsp paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • Up to 1L oil for frying
  • 8 soft tortillas, soft taco shells
  • Cashew cream dressing
  • 150g cashews
  • Up to 100g water
  • 25g lemon juice, approximately ½ med lemon
  • 50g extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • White pepper to taste
  • 1 Avocado, sliced
  • 25g lemon juice, approximately ½ med lemon
  • Perino Gold tomatoes, sliced into discs or circles
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 bunch coriander, leaves only, chopped

  1. To prepare the mushrooms, drench the mushrooms in the buttermilk in a bowl and set aside while preparing the fresh topping ingredients.
  2. To prepare the mushrooms, drench the mushrooms in the buttermilk in a bowl and set aside while preparing the fresh topping ingredients.
  3. For the cashew cream, blend all ingredients except water, in a high-speed processor until smooth, adjust texture with as much water as desired. Adjust seasoning to taste. Place in a bowl for serving.
  4. Dress the avocado slices with the lemon juice and put in bowl or plate for serving.
  5. For the salsa, combine the Perino tomatoes, corn and coriander in a bowl and set aside for serving.
  6. To cook the mushrooms, place the oil in a large heavy based pot and heat to a medium high temperature, or 180-190º Celsius – readiness can be checked by putting a wooden chopstick or spoon into the oil, if bubbles quickly surround the wood, you’re ready to cook.
  7. While oil is heating, combine the flour and seasoning in a large bowl. Let excess buttermilk drip off before tossing the mushrooms into the flour mixture to coat. Shake off any excess flour before gentle placing into the oil and fry until golden, stir and gently flip if needed, drain well on kitchen paper or a cooling rack until serving.
  8. Fry your mushrooms in batches of roughly a single layer to maintain oil temperature and even cooking.
  9. Place in a bowl to serve.
  10. Warm taco shells or tortillas as per packet instructions.
  11. DIY taco assembly at table as desired, mushrooms, cashew cream, avocado then salsa.

    Like it spicy?
    Add 1tsp chili powder to flour mix with other spices before frying
    Add 1 finely diced habanero to your salsa

    Dietary notes
    Vegetarian and vegan as is
    Make it gluten free by ensuring corn tortillas or taco shells are used as gluten free plain flour is used instead of regular.