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Mushrooms: The Official Ingredient for Earth Day

April 1, 2019

Mushrooms are the Official Ingredient for Earth Day

Reduce, reuse, recycle, eat a mushroom. You heard us. Do your part for the planet by choosing sustainably grown ingredients like the mighty mushroom!

How can something so meaty and delicious also be so earth friendly? Our favorite fungi require minimal land, water and energy to grow. Researchers have even noted that mushrooms can be considered “one of the most sustainably produced foods in the United States.”*

It doesn’t get mush’ better for the planet than that. Which is why we’re declaring mushrooms as The Official Ingredient for Earth Day.

Share Your #EarthMonthDinner
Earth Day is April 22, and we’re celebrating mushrooms as its official ingredient all Earth Month long. Post your mushroom meals to social media with the hashtag #EarthMonthDinner and we might feature your dish on our channels!

Make your Earth Month more delicious by making mushrooms your official ingredient for Earth Day!

*The Mushroom Sustainability Story: Water, Energy and Climate Environmental Metrics 2017 study

Earthy Mushroom Recipes

Kale and Basil Pesto Zoodles with Mushrooms

Kale and Basil Pesto Zoodles with Mushrooms
These zoodles are full of bold flavors and are ideal for a light lunch or dinner. They can stand as a meal on their own or be served as a side with grilled fish or chicken.

Sautéed Mushroom and Sundried Tomato Avocado Toast

Sautéed Mushroom and Sundried Tomato Avocado Toast
Sundried tomatoes add a tangy bite to earthy mushrooms and creamy avocado for this twist on classic avocado toast. It all comes together quickly for an easy meal in minutes.

Avocado and Farro Harvest Buddha Bowl

Avocado and Farro Harvest Buddha Bowl
Load up on flavor with this healthy vegetarian power bowl featuring shiitakes with a tahini drizzle.

Enoki Bulgogi Bibimbap

Enoki Bulgogi Bibimbap
Finely chopped enoki mushrooms absorb the sweet and savory flavors of the Korean marinade and pair well with the combination sautéed greens and crisp fresh cucumber to create a filling meal.

Mushroom, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart

Mushroom, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart
A flaky pastry crust is filled with eggs, fresh asparagus, creamy goat cheese and a roasted medley of mushrooms. The use of pre-made puff pastry makes this tart easy to put together for a weekend lunch or quick appetizer.

[THE BLEND]

Mighty Mushroom Lettuce Wrapped Blended Burger

Mighty Mushroom Lettuce Wrapped Blended Burger
Save the planet with a burger? Yep! Sustainably-grown mushrooms add an earth-friendly twist to the iconic burger. Add some green with crunchy lettuce in place of buns.

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  • Connect with other mushroom lovers

    @mushroomcouncil

    • You better believe we are still celebrating #NationalBurgerMonth! Tonight, heat up the grill and get ready for an explosion of flavor with @littlespicejar's Rockin' Sweet Onion Mushroom Swiss Burgers!
    • Summer is the time for grilling! 🔥 Toss on some mushroom caps and get ready to discover your new favorite way to prepare mushrooms. Enjoy as a #vegetarian burger, #glutenfree buns or on their own! #NationalBarbecueDay
    • Have you checked out @diningwithskyler's Carribbean Mushroom Burger? Find inspo and create your own as part of this month's #BlendedBurgerContest.
    • Marinate. Grill. Devour. Meatless portabella burgers are a summertime fave. #NationalBurgerMonth
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RECIPE 👉 MUSHROOMCOUNCIL.COM
    • #MothersDay calls for a dinner dish mom will love! This #blenditarian White Chicken Lasagna from @houseofnasheats is the best of both worlds: flavorful and nutrient-packed!
    • *GIVEAWAY CLOSED* It’s #NationalBurgerMonth and we are celebrating by upgrading the traditional burger with two simple swaps. 
1: Swap 25% of the ground meat in your burger for finely chopped mushrooms. Same texture, more flavor! 
2: Swap your typical tomato with a slice of grilled watermelon. A burst of juicy flavor in every bite! A juicier, more flavorful burger: score! 🍉🍔🍄
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In honor of Burger Month, we’re partnering with our #FoodieFriends @watermelonboard to give away a prize pack of delicious goodies.
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Entering is easy:
1. Follow @mushroomcouncil, @blenditarian and @watermelonboard
2. Tag your foodie friends! One tag per comment. (more tags = more entries)
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Giveaway Rules
*Must be 18 years old or older
*Must live within the United States
*Giveaway ends Tuesday 5/13 at 12 p.m. ET