Sunday, October 30, 2011

Portobello mushroom burger

Hello :) Yesterday I went out to Grill'd for lunch, and had the field of dreams burger, consisting of a portobello mushroom, pesto, peppers, tomato, cheese, mayonnaise & lettuce. It was delicious and I wanted to create a similar burger for a relaxed Sunday lunch. I did feel the burger was a little oily and heavy though, so I wanted to freshen it up! I omitted the peppers, cheese and mayonnaise, so here's how I made my portobello mushroom burger...

1. I lightly grilled a bun for a few minutes. I simply used a wholemeal one from Bakers Delight.
2. Whizzed up some delicious pesto (basil, 1 garlic clove, handful of parmesan, toasted pine nuts, extra virgin olive oil) and spread it generously on both sides.
3. Topped one half with a (huge!) portobello mushroom which I had drizzled with olive oil an baked in the oven for 10 or so minutes. 
4. Added some sliced tomato & cucumber. I left the skin on for extra crunch!
5. Final step was to garnish with a few fresh basil leaves.

The result was one flippin' tasty burger! The mushroom can become a little bit messy, so I cut mine in half to make it easier to eat. I must use portobello mushrooms more often, yummo. 

Want another recipe using portobello/field mushrooms? Try these delicious baked mushrooms! I think I'll be making them very soon...

Hannah x


  1. You are so dreamy, I've not done this before and you've inspired me to cook portobellos with olive oil in the oven, does it taste amazing on its own??

  2. Annette- oh yes, I'm sure it would! With some garlic & fresh herbs, yummo :)

  3. That looks delicious, so yummy <3

  4. That looks SO delicious.

    I'm making chicken burgers tonight whenever the chef gets home from work. Kinda wish I'd seen this post before and I would have made portobello ones! Next time!!!


  5. Lidiya- thanks :)

    Blithely Unaware- yes, next time! I'm sure the chicken ones were yum too! Oooh btw I love your blog :)

  6. YUM! Love the idea of pesto and then some fresh basil for extra bang. You know I do love burgers :) need to make some mushroom ones one of these days. Ben is mad for mushrooms!
    Heidi xo

  7. I love a good mushroom burger. :-) I like piling mine with caramelised onions too.

  8. Heidi- yeah, I would have never thought of having pesto on burgers!

    Cindy- oh caramelised onions....yummm