Want to enjoy the flavors of a pizza, minus the guilt, carbs, and lack of nutrition? This Portobello Mushroom Pizza With Avocado is healthy and delicious. The best part? It all comes together in less than 30 minutes!
It’s Meatless Monday here and I don’t know what better to make than this delicious Portobello Mushroom Pizza With Avocado. Mushroom season is in full bloom here. And pizza is, well, always in season. So I thought I’d make a dish that really represents both.
This Portobello Mushroom And Avocado Pizza Is:
Amazingly Textured. You get ooey, gooey cheese, a crispy top (the broiling really helps here), and soft, yet crunchy onions.
So Easy To Make. There’s no dough to roll out. You need less than 10 ingredients. And all it takes is 30 minutes from start to finish.
A Healthy Alternative To Traditional Pizza. Regular pizza is usually made from all purpose flour. While it’s fine to have in moderation, it doesn’t really offer any nutritional value. Using a portobello mushroom as your base lowers the calories, the carbs, and gluten. It adds flavor, Vitamin D, and minerals like copper and selenium. As far as toppings go, adding avocado to this pizza means you’re getting heart-healthy fats. Plus, this recipe will keep you full for longer!
A Fun Way To Get Kids To Try Mushrooms. I know plenty of kids who don’t necessarily love mushrooms. But turn it into a pizza and you’ve got reluctant children gobbling this stuff up.
If you’re looking for a new meat-free recipe to try, or just want to use up some of those mushrooms, this dish is it! I’m sure your entire family will love this Portobello Mushroom And Avocado Pizza.
SO WHY SHOULD YOU INCORPORATE MUSHROOMS INTO YOUR DIET?
Mushrooms are one of the only natural sources of vitamin D. Other than vitamin D, portobello mushrooms are also packed with copper and selenium. On a side note, the tomato is fully there for hearth health and also contain no fat. Along with that, the avocado will provide your body with healthy fats and boost your mood. Happy meatless pizza making!
Ingredients You will Need for this Mushroom Pizza
Base: Portobello mushrooms
Sauce: olive oil
Toppings: onions, tomato, garlic, avocado
Cheese: Mexican blend cheese
fresh basil and parsley and a pinch of salt for flavor.
Guilt Free Portobello Mushroom Pizza with Avocado
- cutting board
- garlic press
- baking sheet
- 2 portobello mushrooms, stems removed, cleaned out
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, + 2 tsp
- ½ yellow onion, chopped
- 1 plum tomato, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 avocado, chopped
- ½ cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded
- 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Remove stems from mushrooms. Using the edge of a spoon, scrape and remove the gills. Wipe the inside clean using a paper towel.
- Drizzle 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil inside of each mushroom and place mushrooms on a baking sheet.
- In a skillet over medium-low heat up 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil.
- Chop 1/2 yellow onion and sauté for 1 minute.
- Chop 1 plum tomato and add to onions.
- Add 1 minced garlic to skillet and a pinch of salt then give it all a good stir.
- Remove from heat and add 1 chopped avocado to the mix.
- Divide onion mix in half and fill in the mushrooms.
- Sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese on top of the onion mix.
- Bake for 12 minutes then broil for 3 minutes.
- Sprinkle each mushroom pizza with 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley and basil.