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Earthy Mushroom Recipes for Earth Month

April 1, 2017

Bring springtime flavors to your plate with delicious, earthy mushroom recipes.

Happy Earth Month, earthlings! Did you know the mighty mushroom is both healthy on the plate AND gentle on the planet? That’s because fresh mushrooms require minimal land, water and energy to grow. Bonus: they’re delicious! This month, add a healthy helping of earthy mushrooms to your plate with delicious springtime dishes.

Mushrooms mix wonderfully into your salads, taco bowls and brunch recipes for an added umami-punch that you can feel good about. As you enjoy your next mushroom-centric meal, here are some bite-size facts to fuel you this Earth Month.

On average, the production of 1 pound of mushrooms:

  • Requires only 1.8 gallons of water*
  • Requires only 1 kw hours of energy*
  • Generates only .7 pounds of CO2 emissions*
  • Plus, as many as 1 million pounds of mushrooms can grow on just 1 acre!

Download the complete report.

Earthy Mushroom Recipes

Marinated Mushroom 7-Layer Salad

Marinated sliced mushrooms add a burst of tanginess and meaty texture to crisp vegetables and creamy herb dressing. Make for your next picnic or spring holiday gathering.

Mushroom, Beef and Brown Rice Taco Bowls

Lighten Taco Tuesdays by blending mushrooms with your meat. Save time by cooking the beef and mushroom blend in your slow cooker, then top with your favorite ingredients and enjoy.

Seven-Minute Spring Ramen Bowl

Update this college staple (without losing the college budget!). Loaded with flavorful veggies and meaty mushrooms, this ramen makes an easy-breezy lunch or dinner in a time crunch.

Greek Baked Eggs

Go Mediterranean with a blended baked breakfast: eggs, lamb, mushrooms, kalamata olives, tomatoes, and feta. Delicious for breakfast (or brinner) and full of protein. Opa!

Spring Mushroom Galette

Bring your brunch to life with delicate flavors. Enjoy the earthiness of cremini and white button mushrooms blended with fresh herbs – parsley, chives and thyme – in a springtime galette.

Oyster Mushroom Spring Rolls

It’s not springtime without spring rolls! The meaty flavor of oyster mushrooms adds a nice touch against crisp veggies. Sauté the mushrooms with butter and onions to bring out their flavor.

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