Kitchen Adventures || Portobello Tacos – Easy Weeknight Meal!

Hey, hey guys! How’s everyone doing this week? If you’ve seen me in the last 7 days you know I was sick and lost my voice for like a solid 5 days… Do you know how hard it is to coach/communicate/live/function without a voice??? Alright, I made due, and I’m on the mend and back in action!

With that said, life does go on whether you’re sick, exhausted, overbooked, or whatever. Life goes on and so does your need to feed yourself and your family. The recipe I have for you this week is one that can be completely done in 30 minutes flat. It’s healthy, DELICIOUS, and so easy to make that I’m guessing you guys will have this in your back pocket rotation for a long time.

So, we are meat eaters in our house, but let me tell you, you don’t miss it at all with these hearty tacos. The flavor and texture are so amazing and they are wonderfully filling. I’ve made several variations with the toppings and seasonings as well, but the recipe as it’s written below is a true-blue so ENJOY!

ROASTED PORTOBELLO TACOS

INGREDIENTS:

Don’t judge me! I never said I had plating skills 😉

Taco Ingredients:

  • 3-4 large portobello caps, stems removed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 batch corn salsa (see below)
  • 1 package tortillas of your choice
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • ½ cup crumbled cotija cheese

Corn Salsa Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups whole-kernel corn
  • ⅓ cup finely-diced red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  •  pinch of salt
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely-diced
  • juice of one lime (about 2 tablespoons)

DIRECTIONS:

Portobello Tacos:

Get your oven going at 400 degrees and line a large baking pan with foil or parchment paper.

While the oven is preheating, slice the mushroom caps into long, thin strips.  In a bowl, coat the mushrooms slices in a thin layer of oil. Lay them flat on your baking sheet and sprinkle generously with salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste.

Roast those puppies for about 12 minutes, until the mushrooms are cooked through and soft. They will shrink slightly in size.  (If you would like them more firm, you can bake for less time.)

While your mushrooms are roasting combine all of the ingredients for the corn salsa in a bowl and mix until combined well. You have a couple of options with this salsa. You can roast ears of corn beforehand or use frozen (thawed) sweet corn. I actually really like this salsa cold so I’ll make it first and let it chill while the mushrooms roast. Up to you!

If you would like to toast your tortillas, heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat until hot.  Then place a single tortilla flat in the pan and let it cook for 10-20 seconds per side, or until the tortilla begins to brown and bubble.  Immediately transfer the tortilla to a separate plate.

Once everything is finished, layer up those tacos however you like! I usually put 3-4 slices of mushroom, corn salsa, a couple of slices of avocado, shred some fresh cotija cheese and I’m a fan of sour cream so that makes it into the tortilla as well, but they’re tacos. You know how to taco!

Sweet potato side:

Serve these up with whatever you like, but this week I did a simple roasted sweet potato and black bean mixture. The potatoes take a while longer to roast so I started them first and then prepped everything else while they were going.

Wash and cube your sweet potatoes. Toss in the oil of your choice and roast at 400 degrees until soft (usually about 30 minutes depending on how big your cubes are). Rinse and drain a can of black beans. Mix with potatoes in a bowl and season to taste. I used a little salt, red and green chile power, and a splash of lime juice.

Chow down, friends! I’ll see you next week.