Besides the company we are missing, we are missing out on appetizers! These will hopefully start to change that mindset, as we embrace the entrance of Spring. Truffle oil can be purchased in a spray bottle, but pouring into a mister works just as well.
Photo by PinkParsley
24 button mushrooms or 8 large mushrooms
1/2 onion, chopped
3–4 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium zucchini, shredded
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 ounces goat cheese
1 cup Panko bread crumbs, whole wheat
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Truffle oil spray
1/4 cup fresh rosemary, chopped
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Spray prepared mushrooms with truffle oil mister. Sprinkle both side with salt and freshly ground pepper.
Sauté onion, garlic, zucchini shreds in 1 teaspoon oil. Add red pepper flakes and goat cheese. Stir until goat cheese is well mixed into veggies. Remove from heat. Add panko bread crumbs and still well.
Spoon either by teaspoon into button mushrooms or by tablespoon into larger mushrooms. Top with Parmesan cheese and another truffle oil spray. Bake for 25 minutes. Broil for 3 minutes. Sprinkle fresh rosemary. Makes 8 appetizer or side dish servings.
THE REBELLIOUS RD
As a longtime promoter of healthy cooking and eating, Amy's focus is on plant-based eating, with a rebellious twist - that she and no one, needs to be perfect.