Monday, March 5, 2012

Mushrooms With Onions & Tomatoes

Mushrooms are low in calories and are a rich source of minerals and protein. Here is another delicious way to eat more of them :-}! These are fabulous served warm over toast or English muffins for a quick snack or meal.

Mushrooms with onions and tomatoes may be made ahead; reheat and then add the parsley and lime/lemon just before serving. For those who include dairy, a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese might be a welcome addition.

For more ways to enjoy mushrooms, try stuffed with cream cheese, Stroganoff, ragout and creamy sauce. Or add them to fried rice, risotto, soups, and salads.

4 Servings


1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Red Pepper flakes
1/4 tsp Turmeric
8 oz Mushrooms, any kind - thickly sliced
1 small to medium Onion, chopped finely
2-3 Ripe Tomatoes, finely chopped
Sea Salt to taste
4 Tbsp fresh Parsley, finely chopped
a little fresh Lime/Lemon juice
Freshly cooked grains or Pasta, Warm toast or English muffins to serve


Heat the oil with the onion, a pinch of salt, red pepper flakes and turmeric and cook over moderate heat until onions are soft.

Stir in the mushrooms and cook until they begin to exude some moisture.

Stir in the tomatoes with salt to taste and cook covered for about 20 to 25 minutes over low heat stirring now and then.

Remove from heat and stir in the parsley.

Sprinkle with a squirt of lime/lemon juice to taste and mix well.

Serve hot/warm over pasta, toast, or English muffins. Enjoy!!


Anonymous said...

This is the first time I saw youf blog and liked it. I want to share something really important : extra virgin olive oil should never be heated atleast to the point of smokin. In South Indian dishes it reaches this temp when used for ' oggarane'. Though extra virgin olive oil is healthy , it should not be used for this. Alternatively you could just you normal olive oil.

Orange fudge

Geetha said...

Orange Fudge, You are right, extra virgin olive oil should not be heated to smoking in this and other recipes. But when you cook the onions in the oil they are cooked over medium heat so the oil does not get too hot. Happy cooking!