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Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms

The key to eating vegetables is to find ways to make them taste interesting. Even if you don't like mushrooms, a soak in this flavorful marinade may spark a new passion.

Servings: 5

Equipment: sharp knife, sealable jar or bowl

How long does it take?

20 minutes to make, 2 hours (or overnight) to marinate

What's in it?

12 ounces of white or crimini mushrooms
1/2 cup low-fat Italian dressing
1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, basil, sage, or chives

How to make it:

Step 1: Prepare the mushrooms.
Rinse and drain mushrooms. Cut each mushroom in half, and place in a sealable jar or bowl.

Step 2: Season the mushrooms.
Add the Italian dressing and herbs. Cover the bowl and shake it up.

Step 3: Marinade the mushrooms.
Store the sealed bowl of mushrooms in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Enjoy marinated mushrooms all by themselves or add them to a salad. Marinated mushrooms are a great way to add flavor to food. Try them on a chicken sandwich or hamburger.

Nutrition breakdown:

Calories 37, Protein 1 g, Carbohydrate 3 g, Fat 3 g (0 saturated fat), Vitamin A 312 IU (39% of RDA), Vitamin C 9 mg (19% of RDA), Riboflavin (14% of RDA)

Chef's tip:

Marinades are seasoned sauces for soaking meats, vegetables, grains, and pastas. They usually tenderize the food, especially meats. Tenderizing makes them softer and easier to eat. Salad dressings make great marinade ingredients, as do condiments such as mustard, vinegar, ketchup, and molasses. Do some experimenting to develop your own marinade and you're cooking!

Last Modified Date: 10/10/2000