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Celebrate Summer with Grilled ‘Shrooms!

July 1, 2018

Rising temperatures + summer holidays = the perfect time to grill out with friends and family. It’s no wonder that July is National Grilling Month! Need a fresh recipe to share with your guests at your next backyard get together? We’ve got you covered. Up your grilling game with savory mushrooms. Whether served up as a fresh and filling side or chopped finely and blended with ground meat, mushrooms are sure to add an umami boost to any party menu.

The grill is a mushroom’s best friend when it comes to both flavor and nutrition. Grilling adds a smokiness that enhances the mushroom’s natural meaty flavor, and it can make this already-healthy vegetable even more beneficial. Research shows that, compared with other cooking methods, grilling boosts mushroom’s antioxidant activity and helps our favorite fungi retain more of its nutrients*. That’s what we call a win-win! So fire up the grill, and get cooking.

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Join the #BlenditarianChallenge!

Celebrate summer by joining our July Blenditarian Challenge! Create a “summer fiesta” dish using The Blend (mushrooms + meat) for a chance to win $250! Umami-rich mushrooms enhance the flavor of your favorite fiesta foods, like Beef and Mushroom Empanadas and Mushroom, Beef and Brown Rice Taco Bowls. Bonus: each of your monthly entries will be entered for the chance to win the Annual Grand Prize of $2,500 for you and $2,500 for a food bank of your choice!

Show us how you spice it up by entering the July Blenditarian Challenge today!

National Grilling Month Recipes

Three Mushroom and Garlic Grilled Pizza - National Grilling Month

Three Mushroom and Garlic Grilled Pizza

Pizza… on the grill? Oh yes. Impress your guests with this decadent grilled mushroom garlic pizza.

Grilled Portabella Burgers with Garlic Mayo - National Grilling Month

Grilled Portabella Burgers with Garlic Mayo

Vegetarians can join in the grilling fun, too! Marinate these portabella mushrooms in BBQ sauce for a flavorful, meat-free main.

Grilled Steak, Mushroom and Onion Kebabs- National Grilling Month

Grilled Steak, Mushroom, and Onion Kebabs

Woodsy rosemary pairs perfectly with mushrooms for an elegant kebab sure to elevate any backyard affair.

Cheeseburger Quesadillas- National Grilling Month

Cheeseburger Quesadillas

Why choose between a burger or a quesadilla? This cheeseburger quesadilla recipe is sure to satisfy kids and adults alike.

Classic Blended Burger- National Grilling Month

Classic Blended Burger

You can’t beat a classic. Blend finely chopped mushrooms with ground beef for a juicy, satisfying, guilt-free burger.

Asian Mushroom Chicken Patties - National Grilling Month

Asian Mushroom Chicken Patties

Spike this chicken-mushroom blend with Sriracha and cilantro for an Asian-inspired main that will wow your guests.

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