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Meatless Monday — Portobello Mushroom and Peach Burgers

By Fredrica Syren

When I found this recipe on Green Kitchen Stories, my mouth started watering as soon as I saw the picture. I love the idea of combining sweet and savory in a dish, so I knew I had to try it. Bursting with flavor, this veggie burger is one that even the most avid meat eater will like.

Whenever I tell people my family and I are vegetarians, generally their first question is how we get our protein. It’s funny that people just assume meat and fish are the only acceptable protein sources. In fact, lentils, beans, whole grains and — yes — mushrooms are great protein sources because they have little or no cholesterol and are low calorie foods. The meaty portobello mushroom also contains selenium, potassium, antioxidants, iron, manganese, calcium and zinc.

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp olive oilPortobello_burger with peaches
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • salt & pepper

The burgers:

  • 6 portobello mushrooms
  • 6 peaches
  • tomatoes, lettuce and sliced onion
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 6 burger buns

Carefully clean the mushrooms by removing stems and brushing off dirt. Place mushroom in marinade for at least one hour. Peel and cut peaches in half. Grill mushrooms and peaches on barbecue for a few minutes on each side. Brush on more marinade  if they seem dry. Place a mushroom cap and two peach halves inside each burger bun. Add tomatoes, lettuce, onion and avocado as you wish. Yum!!!!

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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