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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Blueberry, Pecan & Goat Cheese Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps

I know. It's a mouthful to say. But I had to find some way to describe all of the goodness stuffed in these Portobello mushroom caps! I'm usually so busy running around during the day I don't have much time to eat lunch. I'm a "grab and go" type of person. However, this also tends to get me in trouble if I haven't had time to plan ahead. So one or two days a week, I'll make something that I can reheat for lunch for when those hunger pangs come calling.

While shopping, I had purchased some mushroom caps and knew I wanted to make something with those, but wasn't quite sure what until I went rummaging through the pantry and refrigerator to see what I could find. I came up with this mixture and let me tell you, not only was one mushroom cap filling, the texture and flavor were fantastic. These made a perfect light lunch, but would also make a fabulous appetizer for family and friends.

Blueberry, Pecan & Goat Cheese Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps
Prep Time:  15 minutes             Yield: 4
Cook Time: 15 minutes             Serving: 1 mushroom cap
Total Time: 30 minutes

  • 4 Portobello Mushroom Caps
  • 1 c. Water
  • 1/2 c. Quinoa
  • 1/4 c. Pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 c. Mariani Wild Blueberries
  • 2 oz. Crumbled Goat Cheese
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Parsley, chopped
  1. Add the water to a pot and bring to a boil; then stir in the quinoa. Reduce heat to low, cover pot and simmer approximately 10 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed. Drain the quinoa and  rinse with cold water. 
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  3. Next, add the quinoa to a bowl and mix in the pecans, blueberries, cheese and parsley. Mix well. 
  4. Top each mushroom cap with the quinoa mixture, place on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. 

Nutrition Facts
Calories 267, Carbs 35.1g, Fat 10g, Protein 9g, Fiber 3.2g, Sugar 15.3g
*Calculations based on ingredients entered into Calorie Count and may not be 100% accurate. 

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  1. Carrie,
    I admit, even to my wild and crazy palate, mushrooms and blueberries seem like an unlikely combination. However, you've not yet steered me wrong, so I'll give it a go. Is Mariani Wild Blueberries a dried blueberry product?

    1. I thought so too, but it really was a nice combination with the sweetness from the blueberries and the woodsy flavor from the mushrooms. Yes, it is a dried blueberry; however, I'm sure you could use fresh.


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