Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Hummus Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms


One food I used to eat all the time before I became more aware of nutritional values and health was the spinach and artichoke dip from TGI Fridays. Yes, good ol’ Friday’s. This spinach and artichoke hummus is excellent atop Portobello mushrooms, as in this recipe, as well as a great dip for pita or tortilla chips.

Ingredients for Marinade:
4 large Portobello mushroom caps
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup water

1 tbsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dried rosemary

Ingredients for filling:
1 large container of Sabra plain hummus
1 bag fresh baby spinach leaves, chopped
1 can unseasoned artichoke hearts (10-14 count can), chopped
2 tbsp fresh minced garlic
2-3 tbsp canned pimento peppers
1/3 cup nutritional yeast flakes
2 tbsp wheat gluten or 2 tbsp flax seed meal mixed with water (this is the binder)
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 cup Galaxy Nutritional Foods vegan GoVeggie! shreds (tonight I used the Mexican style, but they tasted more like cheddar)
Panko breadcrumbs for topping

Marinate the Portobello mushroom caps in the marinade mixture for one hour.

Preheat oven to 350°. Chop spinach and artichokes. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a medium skillet on medium/high heat. Add 2 tbsp fresh minced garlic one oil is hot. Sautee garlic until it starts to slightly brown. Add the chopped artichoke hearts and brown well, about 10 minutes, stirring often. Add baby spinach leaves and pimento peppers. Sautee until spinach is fully wilted. Once spinach is wilted, remove and let cool about 5 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, add the plain hummus, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, rosemary, Italian seasoning, wheat gluten (or flax meal), GoVeggie! vegan cheese, followed by the artichoke and spinach. Mix well. Gill-side up, fill each Portobello mushroom cap with a heap of the hummus mixture. Top with panko breadcrumbs (about 1 tbsp each) followed by an additional sprinkling of rosemary. Bake in a glass Pyrex-type baking dish for 30 minutes or until mushrooms are fully softened and breadcrumbs are browned. Serves 4.

Spinach and Artichoke Hummus Stuffed Portobellos



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