These are the easiest appetizers you will ever make. We make these at least once a week, on a weekday! That’s how easy they are.
The filling is made with easy to find ingredients, and you can play with the amounts. The best thing about this recipe is that it requires minimal prep work, so sauteing or any other type of cooing beforehand-you just mix all the ingredients together and spoon them in the mushrooms. You can also make the filling earlier and keep it in the fridge, although it literally takes 5 minutes. I use barley bread crumbs, or you can use whole grain breadcrumbs as well. I used a Greek soft goat cheese (katiki), but you can also use cream cheese, and I’ll be trying yogurt in the future. I find that goat cheese adds more flavor though. These are pretty healthy, I use olive oil and plenty of herbs and feta for flavor.
Another thing I do is peel the mushrooms. I learned this from my French mother in law. It seems time consuming, but it actually is calming and it only takes a few minutes plus it takes away the worry that you haven’t washed them well enough or that they have soaked too much water. Here’s a video that shows the process- I do it with my hands (no knife). So there you have it: a vegetable based appetizer with just a few calories but rich in flavor.
Photo by Elena Paravantes