Healthy and Delicious Vegan Garlic Mushroom Recipe

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Healthy and delicious vegan garlic mushroom recipe. This mushroom recipe is super easy, budget-friendly, savory, and also naturally gluten-free.

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If you are looking for a quick cheap meal that is still healthy try this vegan garlic mushroom recipe. It is a perfect dish to be paired with pasta tossed with some olive oil, on burgers as toppings, or even with rice. If you prefer it as toppings for burgers be sure to slice the mushrooms before cooking.

While this recipe is mainly as an appetizer or side dish, I prefer it with rice seriously because asians live with rice. You can top your rice with some sesame seeds or crispy garlic and even shallots.

A recipe that only calls simple ingredients from your pantry and makes the mushroom standout is a perfect comforting meal. If you are looking for another mushroom recipe do check my mushroom stroganoff and Japchae noodles for inspiration.

While you can make this as a side dish I prefer having it paired with my Japanese rice and topped with some sesame seeds perfectly served while hot in this cold weather.

Which mushrooms to use?

This vegan garlic mushroom recipe is so versatile you can use your favorite mushroom type. You may also opt for two mushroom types adding Shiitake or Oyster mushroom. You can either slice the mushroom or leave it as whole mushrooms and cook.

  • Button
  • Cremini
  • Portabella

Did you know that mushrooms are a good source of protein? When you are turning plant-based or vegan mushrooms are a great alternative, to begin with in replacing meat. Do check my article to know more about mushrooms and other good sources of proteins. (Ultimate Guide To Best Plant Protein Sources)

For the cooking, if you do not like to use vegan butter, you can also cook this mushroom recipe with olive oil or any oil of your choice but garlic and butter when combined gives that flavorful taste and smell.

Want more garlic, you can definitely add some more chopped garlic or powdered garlic. I like it to be savory so adding some chili flakes or fresh red chili will give this recipe an extra kick, be sure to have another extra rice.

Garlic Health Benefits

While garlic is known as a common household seasoning it is also being used to treat some insect bites, arthritis, snake bites, and cough. It is low in calories and good source of vitamins, it contains antioxidants, and can help lower cholesterol.

I cook this recipe using my lodge skillet cast-iron but you can definitely make it in your choice of pan just make sure there is enough space to spread the mushroom so you can achieve that golden brown texture and not overcrowding it.

Cooking this recipe be sure to just use medium heat to avoid burning the butter and making sure mushrooms are well cooked. Avoid stirring too much the mushroom let it cook on one side first before tossing to the other side.

While for seasoning herbs, spices, and just add salt, pepper, chili of your choice, or some Italian seasoning and just a little cumin. Adding fresh herbs is a good choice and you can choose from parsley, thyme, or oregano.  But if you do not have fresh herbs then dry herbs will also work here.

How Do You Clean Mushrooms

Whether you are using canned mushroom or fresh produce you don’t want to soak mushrooms very long because it absorbs water. If using canned mushroom just simply put in a colander run in the water and dry with a paper towel.

For fresh mushrooms, you can individually check each mushroom for dirt, shake off or remove some dirt before running it with water and dry with a paper towel. Once you dry the mushrooms you are all set to prepare other ingredients.

vegan garlic mushroom recipe in skillet iron
Garlic Mushroom

Vegan Garlic Mushroom Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pack Button Mushroom
  • 1-2 bulbs of garlic ( I use 2 bulbs- chopped)
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter (options: regular butter, olive oil)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Pinch of chili flakes ( more if you want spicy)
  • Fresh parsley or thyme other herbs of your choice
  • Sesame seeds (optional)

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Instructions

  1. Prepare ingredients. Wash and dry mushrooms with a paper towel.
  2. Chop garlic and set aside.
  3. Prepare seasoning and spices.
  4. Chop some fresh herbs. I use parsley for this recipe.
  5. Heat pan first once it’s hot add vegan butter and wait to melt under medium heat.
  6. Add mushroom and let one side cook first. Try to avoid stirring. (4-5 minutes or until golden brown) before tossing and cooking the other side.
  7. Add garlic and cook until golden brown.
  8. Add salt, pepper, herbs and chili flakes. Occasionally stirring.
  9. Add fresh herbs.
  10. Serve while it’s hot.
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Recipe Notes

  • If you want more flavor you may add 1-2 tbsp of white wine.
  • I use 2 bulbs of garlic because I really like toasted garlic, it adds really good flavor and really great with butter. You can reduce your garlic to one bulb or 2-3 cloves.
  • You may add fresh chili or chili flakes depending on how much heat or spiciness you can handle.
  • Adjust the taste according to your preference with salt and pepper.
  • The trick to easily peel garlic, place in a mason jar the cloves and shake for about 20 seconds or in a bowl making sure to cover the top.

Nutrition


This recipe can yield up to two servings with 139 calories per serving. Total fat 11.4g | Saturated fat 3g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 195mg | Carbohydrates 7.2g | Fiber 1.2g | Sugar 1.8g | Protein 3.7g | Vitamin D 324mcg | Calcium 23mg | Iron 3mg | Potassium 342mg

Nutrition calculation is based using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only. 

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Vegan Garlic Mushroom Recipe

Easy, quick and cheap meal garlic mushroom recipe is naturally gluten free and flavorful with garlic.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Servings 2
Calories 139 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pack button mushroom (180g)
  • 2 bulbs garlic (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter (substitute with olive oil or regular butter)
  • pinch salt
  • pinch red pepper
  • pinch chili flakes
  • fresh herbs -parsley (substitute thyme)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare ingredients. Wash and dry mushrooms with a paper towel.
    button mushrooms
  • Chop garlic and set aside.
  • Prepare seasoning and spices.
  • Chop some fresh herbs. I use parsley for this recipe.
  • Heat pan first once it’s hot add vegan butter and wait to melt under medium heat.
  • Add mushroom and let one side cook first. Try to avoid stirring. (4-5 minutes or until golden brown) before tossing and cooking the other side.
    mushrooms in skillet iron
  • Add garlic and cook until golden brown
    garlic and mushrooms
  • Add salt, pepper and chili flakes. Occasionally stirring. (2-3 minutes)
  • Add fresh herbs.
  • Serve while it’s hot
    mushrooms in cast iron

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Notes

Cooking Notes:
  1. If you want more flavor you may add 1-2 tbsp of white wine.
  2. I use 2 bulbs of garlic because I really like toasted garlic, it adds really good flavor and really great with butter.
  3. You may add fresh chili or chili flakes depending on how much heat or spiciness you can handle.
  4. Adjust the taste according to your preference with salt and pepper.
  5. The trick to easily peel garlic, place in a mason jar the cloves and shake for about 20 seconds or in a bowl making sure to cover the top.
 
Nutrition: 
This recipe can yield up to two servings with 139 calories per serving. Total fat 11.4g | Saturated fat 3g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 195mg | Carbohydrates 7.2g | Fiber 1.2g | Sugar 1.8g | Protein 3.7g | Vitamin D 324mcg | Calcium 23mg | Iron 3mg | Potassium 342mg
 
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