comscore Grilled portobello burgers with cilantro garlic sauce and tortilla chips | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Crave

Grilled portobello burgers with cilantro garlic sauce and tortilla chips

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS

    For this grilled portobello burger, the secret is in the sauce. Portobellos make for a tastier choice than frozen options.

When three members of my extended family went vegetarian, my burger-grilling game suffered. I did what any well-intentioned but misguided carnivore would do: I bought some frozen veggie burgers and called it a day. Since then I’ve upped my veggie burger game, although the simplest veggie burger of all remains a family favorite: the giant portobello mushroom cap. Bonus: This dish is low-calorie, leaving wiggle room for cheese, sauce and a bun.

  • 4 large portobello mushroom caps, gills removed
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil spray
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices Gouda or other melting cheese
  • 4 whole-grain hamburger buns
  • 1 cup peppery greens, such as arugula or a mix
  • 4 large slices of tomato, or 8 small slices
  • 12 baked tortilla chips
  • >> Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 scallion, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water, if needed
  • Pepper, to taste

Blend sauce ingredients until mixed, but with small flecks of green. Pour into bowl and chill, up to 3 days.

Heat grill to medium high. Brush mushroom caps with balsamic vinegar, spray liberally with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Grill 3 minutes on smooth side, then flip. Top with cheese and grill, covered, another 3 minutes, until mushroom is tender and cheese is melted.

Meanwhile, toast buns 1-2 minutes on cut side. Place greens on bottom of bun, then tomato. Place mushroom caps on tomato. Top with sauce, then 3 chips, then cover with top bun. Serves 4.

Approximate nutritional information, per serving: 357 calories, 15 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 23 mg cholesterol, 626 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 15 g protein

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Comments (3)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Leave a Reply

Scroll Up