portobello pizza

December 3rd, 2008

There’s this couple at the greenmarket who sell the most amazing variety of mushrooms. I’ve never been a huge mushroom fan, but walking by their booth, it’s hard to resist the little forms full of character. This weekend we walked away with a few portobello mushrooms and a recipe for portobello pizza. After selecting our portobellos, I asked the mushroom man what he suggested I do with them. His favorite thing to do is sautee a little onion and garlic in olive oil, then add the mushroom and let it heat up for a minute or two, then add a little mozzerella to make a portobello pizza. Does that sound good or what?

Well of course I had to come home and make that. I thought the recipe could use a little pizazz, so I decided to add some hot salsa on top. And since I had a ripe avocado, I made some guacamole and added that to the mix too. It’s a little bit of a wacky combo, but let me tell you, it’s super simple and awesomely delicious. Portobellos are my new friend!

Portobello Pizza

4 portobello mushrooms
4- 1/4″ slices mozzarella cheese
1 clove of garlic
1 small shallot
salsa of your liking
1 Tablespoon olive oil

Saute the shallot in the olive oil over low heat for 1 minute. Add the garlic.
Place the mushrooms round side down and cook for 2 minutes.
Flip the mushrooms over and place cheese over top. Cover the pan and cook for another 2 minutes, or until the cheese starts to melt.
Remove from pan, spoon some salsa and guacamole on top and eat up!

Comments: 8 Total

  1. Culinary Cory

    December 3, 2008 at 9:35 am

    What an interesting idea. Its a nice change of pace from the heaviness from last week.

  2. flutterbyblue

    December 3, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    How delicious! What a simple, yet yummy idea!

  3. foodphotoblog.com

    December 3, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Looks fantastically tasty. Wonder what the nutritional value of Portobello’s are? Kudos on the photography.

  4. Gina

    December 7, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    wow! looks so yummy!!

  5. lisa

    December 7, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    i made this for dinner last night and it was deeelish! thanks for the inspiration.

  6. freetobandito

    December 10, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Hi, I saw this last week on tastespotting and put portos on the shopping list. Just made them tonight. Simple, fast and very tasty, I would say!!! Thanks

  7. molly

    February 27, 2009 at 4:27 am

    tried making this last night using goat’s cheese (with skin) and tomato slices instead of mozarella and salsa. fail. next time i will definitely use creamy cheese and tangy salsa… just ended up too bland for me. but i love the idea of this recipe and want to try again!

  8. Kelly

    February 27, 2009 at 8:37 am

    i like the way you think… sorry the goat cheese and tomato didn’t work, but i think goat cheese sounds delicious. maybe something like goat cheese and pesto would be good.
    good luck next time!

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