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Mushrooms on Toast – A Classic Makes a Comeback (Vegan, 12 mins)

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For most people, Mushrooms on Toast is a light vegan dinner, late afternoon snack or even a savory breakfast with mushrooms.

But did you know that it’s also become the trendiest dish in your neighborhood cafe?

The ‘stuff on toast’ craze has been going on for a few years. Avocado Toast definitely started the craze, which we love enough to have come with our own variations (Egg, Fried Tomatoes, Radish, & Cottage Cheese)

But this trend needed something new to spice it up. Enter Mushrooms on Toast.

It’s become so popular that the Guardian’s How to Eat Column (which is normally restricted to fancier fare) featured Mushrooms on Toast a few months ago.

Don’t let all this attention scare you though, this is still the go-to dish you remember from your years as a student, only now it’s a little tastier and a lot more vegan.

Foraging for flavour

I could suggest that you forage for some wild mushrooms to make this recipe totally farm-to-table chic. And if you want to do that (and have the skills to do that safely), go ahead.

But I’m guessing that most of you will pick up the mushrooms from your nearest grocery store, and there’s a lot of choice for what to put on your mushroom toast, so let’s break it down.

Common Types of Mushrooms:

  • Button
  • Cremini
  • Portobello
  • Shiitake
  • Porcini
  • Maitake

Personally, I think a simple Cremini or Button Mushroom works well with this understated dish. But every mushroom has a different flavour profile, so selecting the mushroom that works for you is key.

In the end, mushrooms are a healthy veggie no matter what kind you choose to eat. They have lots of fiber and nutrients, which makes this Mushrooms on Toast recipe a healthy and easy choice!

Mushrooms, apple and garlic are chopped on a chopping board #pepper #olive oil | hurrythefoodup.com
Mushrooms, apple and garlic and other ingredients are frying in the pan #bread #mushrooms | hurrythefoodup.com

Creamy but still vegan mushrooms on toast

Unfortunately, most of the recipes out there insist on using dairy products to make the ideal creamy mushrooms on toast.

And this recipe is a darling of our Vegan Challenge. The Vegan Challenge is a 30 Day course on how to transition to a (fun!) plant-based lifestyle.

It comes complete with recipes, nutritional information, tips and tricks as well as pitfalls to avoid when trying out a vegan approach to life. Christine really knows her stuff and makes it stick!

How Christine made it creamy without the cream

In order to make creamy mushrooms without the cream, this recipe calls for sauteed mushrooms in soy sauce. That makes it a completely vegan mushroom recipe.

The apples, garlic, green onions and fresh herbs bring extra flavour. Combined with the soy sauce this is no longer the bland dish of your youth.

This sushrooms on toast recipe is versatile (especially when you change up the mushroom varieties), it’s easy, it’s vegan and it’s well-loved.

That means it’s worth adding to your rotation of weeknight dinners or favorite mushroom recipes.

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Smooching Mushrooms on Toast
4.87 from 15 votes
Our delicious vegan take on the trendiest cafe food of the moment, Mushrooms on Toast. It’s perfect for everything from a savory breakfast to a light dinner.
Cuisine:Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time:7 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Total Time:12 minutes
Servings:1 person
Calories:329kcal

Ingredients

  • 7 medium mushrooms (any kind you like)
  • 1 apple (preferably green and sour, but whatever you like really)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 handful parsley, fresh
  • 2 slice wholegrain bread (or toast)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp pepper, ground
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

+ A frying pan and a toaster

    Instructions

    • Heat up the oil in a pan on medium heat.
      1 tsp olive oil
    • Roughly chop the mushrooms and throw them into the pan – stir a little.
      7 medium mushrooms
    • Peel and core the apple, slice into fours, eat two bits, slice the other two bits into thin little pieces and add them to the mushrooms.
      1 apple
    • Stir until the mushroom’s softened.
    • Slice, chop or smash the garlic and add to the mix.
      1 clove garlic
    • Stir for 1 minute max.
    • Add the soy sauce, lower the heat, stir.
      2 tbsp soy sauce
    • In the meantime, make toast.
      2 slice wholegrain bread
    • Turn off the heat, stir in the parsley and the pepper.
      1 handful parsley, fresh, 1 tsp pepper, ground
    • Serve the mushroom mix on two slices of toast – enjoy!

    NOTES

    Here are some more recipes that you may enjoy:
    The most flavourful Creamy Garlic Mushrooms
    The totally vegan Avocado Toast with Radish
    Mushrooms on The Europa Baked Potato
    Bursting with flavour Tomato Avocado Toast
    Oh so creamy Vegan Mushroom Risotto
    Easy peasy Spinach Tomato Quesadillas
    Warm and Cozy Vegan Mushroom Soup

    Nutrition

    Nutrition Facts
    Smooching Mushrooms on Toast
    Amount per Serving
    Calories
    329
    % Daily Value*
    Fat
     
    7
    g
    11
    %
    Saturated Fat
     
    1
    g
    6
    %
    Sodium
     
    2246
    mg
    98
    %
    Potassium
     
    871
    mg
    25
    %
    Carbohydrates
     
    57
    g
    19
    %
    Fiber
     
    10
    g
    42
    %
    Sugar
     
    25
    g
    28
    %
    Protein
     
    16
    g
    32
    %
    Vitamin A
     
    448
    IU
    9
    %
    Vitamin C
     
    17
    mg
    21
    %
    Calcium
     
    102
    mg
    10
    %
    Iron
     
    4
    mg
    22
    %
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    4 comments
    1. 5 stars
      Loved the combo of mushrooms/apple/soy, although only used half the quantity of soy and that was enough. This will be one of my go-to breakfast or lunch recipes.

      1. Yay! Always good to have new go-to recipes. Cheers Susan!

    2. 5 stars
      Ahh!! Another mushroom recipe! Thank you!! And it was delicious. Any thoughts on switching out the soy sauce for amino acids?

      1. Haha Christine and Kat are always happy to supply mushroom recipes! 😀

        In all honesty, until I just looked them up, I had no idea what you meant. Are you talking about liquid aminos? What are they like? Do they have much flavour?

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