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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Mashed Cannellini Beans and Harissa Sauce

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September 18, 2017

"This appetizer is loaded with so many flavors and it's vegetarian and healthy. Give it a shot if you want to impress! It may sound like a ton of work, but it really is simple. If you like bold flavors, you will love it!"

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins

Ingredients

1 roasted red pepper, peeled and minced

2 tablespoons chopped shallot

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint

1 teaspoon lime juice

3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 pinch ground coriander

1 pinch ground black pepper

1 pinch cayenne pepper

Mashed Beans:

2 cups canned cannellini beans

2 cups water, or as needed

2 teaspoons truffle oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Portobello Mushrooms:

4 large portobello mushroom caps

4 teaspoons olive oil

1/2 cup vegetable broth

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

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Directions

1Mix roasted red pepper, shallot, garlic, 1 teaspoon olive oil, mint, lime juice, Dijon mustard, cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon salt, red pepper flakes, coriander, 1 pinch black pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl to make harissa sauce.

2Combine cannellini beans and water in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; heat until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Drain.

3Combine drained beans, 2 teaspoons truffle oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a food processor; puree until smooth.

4Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Brush mushroom caps on both sides with 4 teaspoons olive oil; season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Grill mushrooms, gill-side up, basting frequently with vegetable broth, about 4 minutes per side.

5Top each mushroom cap with 1/2 cup bean puree and 2 tablespoons of harissa sauce.

6Footnotes:- Cook's Note: Harissa sauce can be made the night before.

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