Healthy Recipes: Tomato & Olive-Stuffed Portobello Caps

Yield: 4 servings

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Recipe Description:

Portobello caps make excellent mini casseroles. Here, they hold a tomato, cheese and olive stuffing that grills up to a smoky perfection. Serve them with whole-wheat couscous and a mixed green salad for an easy meal.

Recipe Ingredients:

  1. 2/3 cup chopped plum tomatoes
  2. 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  3. 1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives
  4. 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  5. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  6. 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary or 1/8 teaspoon dried
  7. 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  8. 4 portobello mushroom caps, 5 inches wide
  9. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  10. 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

Recipe Steps:

  1. Combine tomatoes, cheese, olives, garlic, 1 teaspoon oil, rosemary and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Preheat grill to medium.
  3. Discard mushroom stems. Remove brown gills from the undersides of the caps using a spoon; discard gills. Mix the remaining 1 teaspoon oil, lemon juice and soy sauce in a small bowl. Brush the mixture over both sides of the caps.
  4. Oil a grill rack (see Tip). Place the caps on the rack, stem sides down, cover and grill until soft, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from the grill and fill with the tomato mixture. Return to the grill, cover, and cook until the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes more.

Recipe Tips & Notes:

To oil a grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 118 calories; 8 g fat (2 g sat, 4 g mono); 9 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrate; 0 g added sugars; 7 g protein; 2 g fiber; 314 mg sodium; 433 mg potassium

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (25% daily value), Potassium (17% dv), Calcium (15% dv).

1/2 Carbohydrate Servings

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 high-fat meat