This just may be one of my favourite paleofied meals so far! Today I am working from home, so that means that I get to get a little more creative for my lunch time meal. Usually I bring leftovers from the night before but since we ordered out last night (I kept it Paleo, promise!) there was nothing ready made for me to eat.
I was looking in the fridge and I noticed some beautiful looking portobello mushrooms.
Hmm, I would love to grill those but what could I put on top? I have done portobello burgers before and they were delicious, but I don’t have any ground beef thawed out. Then it came to me; portobello pizza!!! It was relatively simple to make, I used the same seasonings that would be on a pizza dough and I spread that over the mushroom (after cleaning and de-gilling of course!)
Then I grilled the mushroom on both sides and added the toppings that I was craving. After that, I just grilled it for a few more minutes to allow the cheese to melt and the onions to get a little tender and in about 5 minutes it was ready!
I didn’t expect the epic deliciousness that was about to follow. The mushroom was tender and meaty with a basil and garlic flavor and of course the pizza toppings tickled my taste buds. If you close your eyes while eating this, you can alllllmost feel like you are eating a real pizza. Although this one is much more satisfying because you know it is better for you! And if you are a mushroom fan, you may even feel that this tastes better than a traditional pizza! I’ll let you decide…
- Portobello mushrooms
- Avocado oil
- Salt & pepper
- Pizza sauce
- Preheat grill
- Clean mushrooms and remove gills and stems
- Brush mixture of oil, garlic, parmesan, basil, salt and pepper onto mushrooms.
- Grill for about 6 minutes, stem side up
- Add pizza sauce, cheese, onions, pepperonis and any other topping into the cap
- Grill for an additional 5 minutes with the grill lid closed
- Take off grill, top with more basil and enjoy!
As a fairly recent Paleo devotee, my successes and failures are dedicated to leading a healthy Paleo-inspired lifestyle. Most of my recipes do not include exact measurements because I rely heavily on my intuition when cooking. These measurements also fluctuate depending on how many people you are cooking for and your personal preferences so I invite you to put your own personal spin on any recipes I post.
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