RECIPE: Vegan Maitake Mushroom Crostini

on Monday, 20 February 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Vegan Maitake Mushroom Crostini

Perfect as an appetizer, a side, or a snack, you may want to add this maitake mushroom crostini recipe to your recipe folder. Aside from being quick and easy to throw together as a whole, maitake mushrooms are great for the immune system and lowering blood sugar levels. So this one is also a healthy one to have on hand!

Ingredients:

6 slices of ciabatta bread, 1/4" - 1/2" thin
1 1/4 cups dried maitake mushrooms, rinsed and trimmed well
2 cups water (to soak mushrooms)
2 cups sliced baby bella mushrooms
1 Tbsp. fresh oregano, woody stems removed
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. salt

Directions:

1. Rinse and trim the maitake mushrooms and in a medium bowl soak in 2 cups of water for at least 30 minutes.
2. Slice ciabatta bread and drizzle slices with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and broil on low until golden brown. 
3. Remove from oven and set aside.
4. Over medium/high heat in a large saute pan add 1 teaspoon olive oil and baby bellas. Saute until golden brown, add maitake mushrooms (cutting larger pieces to bite size if needed). Saute for about 2 minutes and add oregano, cook for 1 minute.
5. Remove from  heat and top each crostini with 2 tablespoons of mushroom mixture.
6. Sprinkle each crostini and mushroom set with salt. Serve and enjoy! 

Find more great vegan recipes on SundayMorningBananaPancakes.com.
(Photo by The Little Ferraro Kitchen)

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