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Roasted Mushrooms: Switch to Healthy Snacking with Zero Effort

This nutrition-packed food definitely deserves a place in your snacking menu.

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| Contributor Content| UPDATED: December 20, 2017, 1:08 PM IST
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Mushrooms come loaded with healthy nutrients like protein, vitamin C, iron, copper, niacin, potassium, selenium, and phosphorous. Mushrooms are one amongst few foods that contain germanium – a trace mineral that aids oxygen absorption and fights free radicals. The chitin and beta glucans aid digestion while several studies have shown mushrooms intake fight cancer cells. This nutrition-packed food definitely deserves a place in your weekly menu.

While preparing any dish of mushrooms, it is important to properly cook them to extract the nutrients. Also, mushrooms leave a bland taste if not cooked properly, but when roasted well even with minimal flavors they exuberate meaty texture and great flavor. Here’s a quick, easy and mouth-watering recipe of Roasted Mushrooms that can make you, your children or your partner grab and finish their share in no time. It won’t need your constant supervision or effort to stir and works great as a side dish or snack.

Ingredients:

For a 250grams pack of mushrooms, you will need:

2 tbsp olive oil + ½ tsp black pepper + kosher salt to taste + chopped parsley/coriander or oregano
Preparation:

Gently peel, trim and wash mushrooms in cold water. Cut them in equal quarters. Wash and chop parsley or coriander or go for oregano.

Cook it Up:
Step 1 – Preheat oven at 375F
Step 2 – In a large bowl, toss mushroom quarters in olive oil and season with kosher salt and black pepper
Step 3 – Foil line a rimmed baking sheet or pan and spread the quarters evenly
Step 4 – Let the mushrooms roast for about 15 minutes until they release the liquid content
Step 5 – Remove the liquid carefully (you can use it for soups or curries later, it tastes great)
Step 6 – Turn sides and roast the mushrooms for another 20 minutes until they turn brown
Step 7 – Transfer the mushrooms to a serving plate and sprinkle oregano or spread fresh coriander or parsley
First Published: December 20, 2017, 1:08 PM IST
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