Marinated Mushrooms

health benefits of mushrooms: 

-mushrooms have a glycemic index of 10, which makes them an ideal food for individuals who are trying to lower their carb/sugar load.

-low in calories, carbohydrates, fats

-provide good amount of dietary fiber and protein

-excellent source of vitamins riboflavin and niacin, and a moderate source of other B-vitamins

-very good source of selenium which has antioxidant properties and is effective in neutralizing the free radicals in our body.

ingredients
*1/2 cup vinegar + 1/2 cup water

* ~ 1 pound mushrooms (stems removed, cut in half if large)

*1/4 cup olive oil

*1 tsp dried thyme

*1 tsp salt

*1/2 tsp black pepper

*2 tsp dried oregano

*~ 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

*~4 tsp minced garlic

*~ 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

*1 tsp red chili pepper flakes if you desire some extra spice

how to

Bring water and vinegar to a boil in a medium-sized pot.  Add mushrooms and simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes.  Mushrooms need to soften, but you don’t want them to overcook.  Remove from heat and drain.  Lightly pat dry with a paper towel.

Whisk together all other ingredients.  Add mushrooms to marinade and chill in refrigerator for two hours.  Serve chilled or warm.


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