Super Easy Grilled Mushrooms
Grilled Mushrooms taste fantastic with anything you’re cooking on the grill and these Super Easy Grilled Mushrooms are low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, South Beach Diet Phase One, and they can easily be Paleo or Whole 30 if you choose the right dressing! Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
Super Easy Grilled Mushrooms are so ridiculously easy to make, so delicious, and so healthy, that you’ll want to make these mushrooms at least once a week when it’s grilling season. A recipe couldn’t get much easier than this one with only two ingredients, definitely a sibling to the World’s Easiest Grilled Vegetables that I also recently updated with new photos. Both those recipes are low-carb summer side dishes I make all summer long, and I’m happy to have better photos to entice more of you to try them too.
It does help a lot to have a grilling basket for veggies, just a pan with holes or slits that sits on top of the grill. For years I used one that looked like a small wok with holes, but I’ve upgraded to the fancier grilling basket you see in these photos! If you don’t have one of these grilling pans, you might be able to cook mushrooms right on the grill if your grill slats are not too wide. (And if you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift, a grilling pan for vegetables is a perfect idea!)
No matter how you cook them, if you like mushrooms I highly recommend this for a summer side dish you’ll make over and over. And it’s almost Memorial Day Weekend, so that’s a perfect time to give this a try.
(Super Easy Grilled Mushrooms were updated with better photos in May 2016.)
Choose mushrooms that are close to the same size; medium-sized mushrooms work best. Wash mushrooms and let them drain well; then put in a Ziploc bag, pour in Italian Dressing, and let mushrooms marinate for an hour or two. (I always useNewman’s Own Original Recipe Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing for the marinade in this recipe.) When you’re ready to cook, let the mushrooms drain while you preheat the grill to medium-high (with the grilling pan sitting on the grill if you’re using one).
Mushrooms will take around 15 minutes to go from pale and plump to golden and slightly shriveled; turn them every once in a while and cook until they’re done to your liking.
Serve Super Easy Grilled Mushrooms hot. These grilled mushrooms would be delicious with something like Ultra Easy Lemon Pesto Chicken Kabobs or Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce for a low-carb meal.
More Delicious Ideas with Mushrooms:
Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Parmesan ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Spinach and Egg White Mushroom Frittata ~ Foodie Crush
Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Everything Bagel Seasoning ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Buttered Steak Bites with Mushrooms ~ Barefeet in the Kitchen
Low-Carb Stuffed Mushrooms with Olives and Feta ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Baked Chicken and Mushrooms ~ Melanie Makes
Super Easy Grilled Mushrooms
(Makes 2-4 servings, depending on what else you serve it with and how much you like mushrooms. This easy way of cooking mushrooms was just an idea I came up with back on 2006 and I’ve been cooking mushrooms this way ever since.)
I recommend a grilling pan for vegetables for cooking these, but if your mushrooms aren’t too small you might be able to cook them right on the grill.
1 pound medium-sized mushrooms
1/4 cup Italian salad dressing, not low fat or fat free (I always use Newman’s Own Original Recipe Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing which has only 1 gram of sugar per serving).
Despite all the cookbooks saying not to wash mushrooms, I’ve done it for years. I wash mushrooms by putting them into a colander in the sink and rinsing with cold water; then let the mushrooms drain well. You can slice some mushrooms if they’re larger than the others.
Put the mushrooms into a large Ziploc bag or plastic container with snap-on lid and pour the dressing in. If you have time, marinate for an hour or two, although it’s not essential.
To cook, preheat grill to medium-high with the grill pan sitting on the grill while it heats. Drain the mushrooms in a colander, letting them drain for a few minutes so there isn’t too much oily dressing to drip down and flame up. When mushrooms are well-drained dump them into the grill pan (or arrange on the grill rack if you’re not using a pan). (The dressing might still flame up a little; I squirt it out with a spray bottle if it flames too much.)
Cook mushrooms for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, or until they’re well browned but still a little bit firm. Serve hot.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
These mushrooms are a great low-carb side dish for any of my favorite Low-Carb Grilling Recipes. Super Easy Grilled Mushrooms would be approved for any phase of the South Beach Diet or other low-carb eating plans, and with approved dressing they’d also be Paleo.
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