Marinated Sesame Mushrooms

You know, mushrooms are one of those vegetables I only buy to incorporate into a stir-fry or vegetable medley. I don’t often buy it to eat on its own. The other day I bought a whole bunch to add into a pasta sauce and popped a few into my mouth while I was cooking. Wow! So flavourful. I don’t give mushrooms the credit they deserve. Seriously…

Anyway, there was a whole bunch leftover and they were starting to get soft. I was making some raw sushi (stay tuned for the recipe!) and decided to whip this together as a salad to enjoy on the side. The mushrooms soak up the flavour of the condiments you add and burst out with each bite. With only 4 ingredients to make the marinade – soy sauce/tamari/nama shoyu, balsamic vinegar, sesame oil, onion powder – you’ll be done whipping together this recipe in less than 5 minutes.

Dietitian's Definition: Tamari is a gluten-free soy sauce, while nama shoyu is a raw soy sauce. All three varieties are made from fermented soy beans, and they impart a similar taste to dishes.

So to you I say pick up your chopsticks (or fork, not judging) and enjoy this marinated mushroom side dish.

I hope you too re-realize your love for mushrooms as I have.

Marinated Sesame Mushrooms

Recipe PDF

▸ ▹ Vegan, raw, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free

Yield: 3 cups

Prep Time: 5 min

Total Time: 5 min


3 cups (225g) white or button mushrooms, sliced

1 Tbsp (15mL) soy sauce (substitute with tamari if gluten-free, and nama shoyu if raw)

1 Tbsp (15mL) balsamic vinegar

1/2 Tbsp (7.5g) onion powder

1 tsp (5mL) sesame oil

1 Tbsp (15g) sesame seeds (optional)

1 cup (50g) cilantro, roughly chopped (optional)

3 small, raw radishes, sliced (optional)


Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined. Serve on a bed of cilantro, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and top with sliced radishes, or enjoy it plain.

Did You Try This Recipe?

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❤ Sadia

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