Celebrate Mushroom Season with this Round-up of Vegan Dishes Starring our Favourite Fungi!
One of the best things about autumn is that it’s the perfect time for hearty mushroom dishes! As the nights draw in and there’s a nip to the morning air, it’s time to retire the summer salad and instead cook up some ‘meaty’ mushroom based comfort food.
If you’re new to being vegan and wondering how to replace that meaty texture then look no further than the mighty mushroom. With so many varieties to choose from, the possibilities for these little forest gems are endless. They are the perfect substitute for those looking for some carnivorous taste and texture without the bite! Plus they’re packed full of protein, B vitamins and selenium so it’s a win-win.
Whether you’re brave enough to forage them for yourself or you’ve picked the finest ‘shrooms that your local store has to offer, let us inspire you with this selection of mouth-watering mushroom-tastic recipes.
Wild Mushroom and Barley Risotto
This warming recipe replaces Arborio rice with pearl barley for a low carb but not low-taste version of the Italian dish. Packed full of dried porcini mushrooms as well as mixed wild mushrooms such as shitake, oyster and enoki, it’s a comforting meal that’s bursting with flavour.
Wicked Pulled ‘Pork’ Sandwich
Mushrooms are just so versatile and the boys at BOSH! have proved it with this incredible yet easy recipe that uses shredded mushrooms to create a pulled ‘pork’ style filling that’s perfect for sandwiches. Why not also try using it as a topping for pasta or adding it to stir fry? Watch the video here.
One Pot Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff
Who doesn’t love comfort food that’s also healthy and can be cooked in just one pot? This creamy mushroom stroganoff recipe by From My Bowl can be made with gluten-free pasta and cooks up in just 20 minutes. It uses just a few ingredients too so is an ideal mid-week meal.
Oyster Mushroom Sliders with Sundried Tomato Pesto
Marinated juicy oyster mushrooms co-star in this burger-style dish alongside a delicious homemade sundried tomato pesto. Created by The Happy Pear, the sliders make great party food. Perfect at any time of the year, the recipe suggests barbequing the mushrooms but if it’s too chilly out why not try them under the grill instead? It’s a super quick recipe once you’ve soaked the tomatoes and you’ll have heaps of leftover pesto to use on other meals. Try it here.
Creamy Garlic Mushroom Pasta
BOSH! are experts when it comes to creating easy and delicious pasta sauces that go beyond boring tomato. This creamy garlic mushroom sauce delivers a meal that’s packed full of protein and flavour, with very little effort. Easy-to-source chestnut mushrooms can be whizzed up with a few other basic ingredients in your food processor and combined with some lightly fried Portobello mushrooms. When mixed together with cooked spaghetti you can’t go wrong!
Mushroom and Chestnut Wellington
Fancy something a little more special? This mushroom and chestnut wellington recipe makes the perfect main for your Sunday lunch and the flavours also make it a winner for Christmas dinner. Chestnut mushrooms and shitake combined with rich chestnuts and black-eyed beans to create a hearty filling for your pastry. Serve with all the trimmings for a meat-less meal that’s mouth-watering!
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