Easy and Healthy Mushroom Kebab Recipe

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Welcome to our latest recipe, where we’re thrilled to share a fantastic dish that fits perfectly into a healthy, plant-based lifestyle: For a fun change, how do you turn those tricks and have a mushroom kebab? One must remember that these vegetarian kebabs which will be discussed here are very easy to prepare and are packed with proteins.

This is a simple dish that everyone, from a newbie to plant-based cooking, will quickly add to their favorite meals. This is how to easily prepare the tasty grilled mushroom kebabs and additional important details, variations, and suggestions.

Ingredients Of Mushroom Kebab

The foundation of every successful dish is the quality of the components employed. We’ll need the following ingredients for our mushroom kebab recipe:

  • Mushrooms: 2-pound mushrooms of your desired type. For kebabs, Button, cremini, and portobello mushrooms make excellent choices.
  • Vegetables: 1 bell pepper diced; 1 red onion, diced; 1 zucchini sliced into similar size pieces.
  • Marinade:
  1. 1/4 cup olive oil
  2. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  4. 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  5. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  6. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  7. Salt and pepper to your desired taste.

Tips for Selecting Fresh and Organic Ingredients

When choosing mushrooms, they should be fresh and should not contain black spots on their surface. Ideally, it should be newly prepared food because the taste and quality of most meals reduce with time. A preferable place where you can get organic fruits and vegetables include farmer’s markets or even organic stores. And, of course, when thinking about the organic ingredients first those are much tastier, and second – relate to the topic of ecology and a healthy lifestyle.


  • Cleaning and Slicing: First, this process involves washing the mushrooms gently using a piece of wet paper. Do not immerse them in water because they soggy quickly. Wider and thicker mushrooms such as portobello mushrooms should be cut into chunkier pieces. Button and cremini mushrooms are usually bought and used in their natural form or sliced midway through.
  • Preparing the Marinade: In a big bowl whisk olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  • Marinating the Mushrooms: Put the mushrooms and other vegetables in the bowl stirring them to allow them to absorb the marinade properly. Let the steaks marinate for at least 30 minutes. For better flavor, it is recommended that you marinade the chops for 2-3 hours or preferably overnight in a refrigerator.
  • Skewering: Pierce the mushrooms and vegetables onto metal skewers. In the case of the wooden skewers, they should be immersed in water for at least half an hour before being grilled to avoid burning.

Cooking Methods

These tasty mushroom kebabs can be grilled, barbecued, broiled, or even pan-fried each method imparts its special character to the dish.


  • Preheating the Grill: It is also important that you heat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Grilling: Put the skewers on the grill and grill for approximately 10-12 minutes when turning the mushrooms around and over from time to time, until they become tender and slightly browned.

Oven Baking:

  • Preheating the Oven: It is required to preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius or 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Baking: Place the skewered vegetables on another baking tray covered with the parchment paper. Turn it once and bake for 15-20 minutes until the vegetables get soft and slightly brown on the outside.

Stovetop Cooking:

  • Using a Grill Pan: Prepare the grill pan on the highest flame possible to caramelize the onions and give a smoky flavor to the vegetables and meat.
  • Cooking: Grill for several batches at a time if the skewers do not fit the grill at once and turn them occasionally until mushrooms/vegetables are brown on the outside as well as done on the inside.

Serving Suggestions

These mushroom kebabs are incredibly versatile and can be served in numerous ways:

  • With a Side of Rice or Quinoa: A clean pile of rice or quinoa accomplishes this to the T, as it not only suits the dish, but it brings the much-desired healthier and sufficient portion aspect.
  • Paired with a Fresh Salad: Lastly, if kebabs, then, are intended to be the main meal, then it is advisable to accompany it with a fresh salad because it will blend perfectly well with the kebab.
  • As part of a Mezze Platter: Accompany these kebabs with hummus tabbouleh and warm pita bread for a good Mediterranean kind of meal.

For a better outlook of the kebabs and enhanced flavor, you can garnish it with fresh herbs like parsley or coriander before serving and serve it with lemon slices. You can also add complementary sauce which is best referred to as dressing in the form of tahini or scooped yogurt sauce on the dish.

Tips and Tricks

Achieving the perfect mushroom kebabs can be easy with these expert tips: Achieving the perfect mushroom kebabs can be easy with these expert tips:

  • Even Cooking: Chop vegetables into the same size to promote equal cooking time. Do not overload the skewers as this limits the heat from penetrating through at the same time.
  • Avoiding Soggy Mushrooms: Always wash the mushrooms and pat them dry, do not marinade them for very long to prevent them not to softening.
  • Achieving Smoky Flavor: If you like to get that barbecue flavor, it is advisable to use a charcoal grill or add a small amount of soaked wood to the grill.

The mistakes to avoid are pushing too many food pieces against the skewers since the food will not cook evenly and overcooking the mushrooms since they will turn mushy.

Final Verdict 

Thus, mushroom kebabs are a great option for a vegan diet or one that includes certain vegan recipes because they are flavorful, nutritious, and fit for consumption. These foods can be prepared in a variety of ways to fit the varying dietary preferences and lifestyles of the people in the community. They are also simple to make. Eating these kebabs as the main part of a meal, at dinner, or at a summer BBQ is ideal.

It is our pleasure that you also can make and eat this mushroom kebab recipe as we do. Also, we are eager to hear your opinion regarding the recipe in the comments to this post.

Happy cooking!

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