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Portobello Mushroom Burger

Are you having a vegetarian or vegan friend over for a BBQ or are you tired of eating soy burgers? Well I have a tasty solution to your problem. Why not try a Portobello mushroom burger?

Mushrooms burgers are great because they have substance, a meat like texture, they are loaded with nutrients and they are unprocessed!

Portobello mushrooms are full of fibre and contain a lot of water. However, they are also rich in minerals. They are a good source for potassium, phosphorus, copper and selenium. Potassium helps with muscle and nerve function and counteracts the effects of sodium on your blood pressure. Phosphorus is needed for forming strong bones, red blood cells and DNA, and copper is important for keeping your immune system, blood vessels and nerves healthy. Selenium is an antioxidant that helps form DNA.

I love to add a lot of topping so be creative when creating your burger. The more toppings, the more variation of nutrients you will be eating.

Here is a list of burger toppings that you could put on your burger:



Roasted red peppers




Onion; red or sautéed

Lettuce, spinach, arugula, or kale

Portobello Mushroom Burger Recipe


1 Portobello mushroom

1/2 tbsp of olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1 Bun


  1. Clean mushroom by brushing off dirt and then whipping down with a wet towel

  2. Remove mushroom stem by twisting and breaking it off

  3. Brush a light coat of olive oil to cover mushroom and dust with salt and pepper to taste

  4. Grill mushroom on BBQ or on oven (@375) for ten minutes

  5. Place on bun and add toppings!


Julie Sparkes


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