Delicious grilled portobello mushrooms are brushed with a tasty marinade of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic.
The ingredients you’ll need
You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this tasty recipe (exact measurements are in the recipe card below):
- Balsamic vinegar
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- Minced garlic
- Kosher salt
- Fresh portobellos
How to cook portobello mushrooms
It’s easy, especially when you grill them! The detailed instructions are in the recipe card below. Here are the basic steps:
- Whisk together the ingredients except for the mushrooms, to make the tasty marinade.
- Brush the mushrooms with the marinade.
- Grill 4-5 minutes per side.
How to season them?
I use a very simple marinade – balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. It’s very tasty and truly enhances the deep earthy flavor of the mushrooms.
You can make your life even easier and simply brush the mushrooms with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder prior to grilling.
Should I remove the stem and the gills from portobello mushrooms?
I do remove the stems when making this recipe. Though edible, they can be tough and fibrous and unpleasant to eat.
As for the gills, they too are edible, but they tend to release quite a lot of dark-colored liquid. So if you have the patience, it’s definitely a good idea to remove them.
How to serve grilled portobello mushrooms
They make a great side dish to any meat, chicken or fish. But they are so flavorful and substantial, that you can easily serve them as a main course.
Reviews of this recipe
I love finding reviews of my recipes on Pinterest! The good reviews make me happy, of course. And the not so good reviews make me aware of issues in my recipes and enable me to improve them.
Pinterest reviewers seem to like this recipe. Sarah says “Followed the directions and turned out great. Will definitely make again!” And Sharron adds “”I made a portabella sandwich using the balsamic recipe. Delicious!”
What about leftovers?
You can keep leftovers of these grilled portobello mushrooms for 3-4 days in the fridge, in an airtight container.
I don’t like to reheat the leftovers. Instead, the next day I make myself a tasty antipasto plate with cold leftover grilled portobellos, meats (such as beef jerky) and cheeses.
More tasty portobello mushroom recipes
I really like these mushrooms and make them often. If you like them too, you should definitely check out a few of my other portobello recipes. My favorites are portobello baked eggs and spinach stuffed portobellos.
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 large portobello mushroom caps
- Olive oil spray
- In a small bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients.
- Wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp paper towel. Gently twist off or the stem of each mushroom. Holding each mushroom in one hand, use a spoon to gently scrape out the gills.
- Brush the gill side with the marinade.
- Heat a 2-burner griddle, a grill pan or an outdoor grill on medium heat. Grease the grill.
- Place the mushrooms, gill side down, on the pan. Press gently to flatten. Grill 5 minutes.
- While the gill side is grilling, brush the tops of the mushrooms with the marinade.
- Flip the mushrooms. Grill 4-5 minutes on the second side, until browned and tender. Serve immediately.