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Meat-free Monday: Mushrooms stuffed chock-a-block with pesto

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If I asked you right now what your favourite food was, what would you say? Chocolate? Cake? Brie cheese? If I had to survive on a deserted island I’ve always thought that my food would be mushrooms. I’m crazy about them. I’ll eat them raw, cooked… and which way. Love them. So when Stacey from Veggie Mama shared this recipe a while back on her blog, I pretty much drooled over my keyboard {yeah, take that mental picture out of your head right now}. So I kinda begged her to borrow the recipe to share here. It’s on my summer must-make list. OR I should say, get Hubby to make… because I let him own the BBQ {simply because it means one less thing for me to do!}.

Mushrooms stuffed with rocket-walnut pesto


1kg field mushrooms or swiss browns (de-stalked)
1 handful walnuts (chopped roughly)
equal amounts of rocket and basil (packed into a food processor)
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup parmesan-style cheese
1/4 cup olive oil (you will probably need more, but this is a start)
salt (to taste)


♥ Place mushrooms, grill-side down on a barbecue until golden brown and they have released a lot of their juice.
♥ Flip mushrooms and grill the other side until brown.
♥ Take mushrooms off grill and stuff them full of the rocket-walnut pesto. Grate parmesan-style cheese over.
♥ Turn down the heat on the grill and put mushrooms back on. Close the lid and leave for 5-10 mintues until pesto is heated through and extra parmesan melted a little.
♥ For the pesto, pop all ingredients into a food processor, starting with the nuts.
♥ Process until all is combined into a slightly chunky pesto. You may need to add more olive oil, and maybe even a little water to get the blades going and achieve desired consistency.

For more delicious meat-free meals you have to make friends with Stacey. She’s the

So now I AM asking. What’s your favourite food right now? What food will you take on a deserted island with you?