By Fresh n’ Lean 

Lots of healthy ingredients like quinoa, black beans, and veggies packed into portobello mushroom cups. This dish can be successfully served as a main or appetizer. Tastes great topped with mashed avocado and a side of crispy corn nachos. They’re fun looking, colourful, and always a huge crowd pleaser. Rich in flavour and ready to be served in less than 30 minutes!

Total time: 25 minutes

Makes 4 mushroom cups = 2 mains or 4 appetizers

Ingredients:

  •  4 portobello mushroom cups
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ of a red onion, diced
  • ½ of a red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • ½ cup black beans, canned, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup sweet corn, canned, rinsed and drained
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Arrange mushrooms on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, remove stems and gills from mushroom cups and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a deep skillet. Add onions, bell pepper, and jalapenos. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until cooked through, but still a bit crunchy.
  3. Remove skillet from the heat. Add quinoa, black beans, sweet corn, salt, garlic powder, and cumin. Mix to combine.
  4. Stuff mushroom cups with quinoa black bean filling. Bake at 375F for 12 minutes, top with shredded cheddar, return to oven and broil for 2 minutes.
  5. Add avocado, salt, pepper and lemon juice to a bowl or deep plate. Mash with a fork. Serve on top of stuffed mushrooms.

About Fresh n’ Lean

5 Step Chef recipes by Fresh n’ Lean. Minimal recipes that take less than 30 minutes to prepare. Perfect for busy lifestyles and lazy cooks. Visit their website freshnlean.com/recipes/