Stuffed mushrooms with hazelnut and basil paté

by Alice on ottobre 12, 2010

Stuffed mushrooms with hazelnut and basil paté


10-12 mushrooms (champignons)
the juice of 1 lemon
1 zucchini, cleaned
1 garlic clove, peeled
2 tablespoons flax seeds, finely ground
a large handful of fresh basil, cleaned
5 handfuls hazelnuts (and some more for garnish)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (and some more for garnish)
freshly ground green pepper, to taste (and some more for garnish)
whole sea salt, just enough to taste

Makes 4-6 servings.


Wash well the mushrooms under running water then drain them on a paper towel. Pull the stems from the mushrooms, place the caps on a dish and drizzle with half of the lemon juice. Transfer the stems into the bowl of a mixer. Add the remaining lemon juice, zucchini, garlic, flax seeds, basil and blend for a couple of minutes (medium to high).  Add the hazelnuts, olive oil, pepper and salt and blend again for one more minute.
Before serving, fill each mushroom cap with 2-3 teapoons of pesto and arrange stuffed mushrooms on a serving plate. Garnish with some chopped hazelnuts, olive oil and pepper.

Posted in: autumn,dips, spreads and patés,finger food,gluten-free,picnic,savoury,vegetables

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Aimee ottobre 12, 2010 alle 10:59

WOW, Alice. This looks and sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing.
Buona giornata,

2 Bianca- Vegan Crunk ottobre 12, 2010 alle 12:42

I love raw stuffed mushrooms. And I love the simplicity of this recipe. Thanks!

3 Alessandra ottobre 13, 2010 alle 13:17

So, the mushrooms are actually raw in this recipe? Do you peel them? Come and see me sometimes, I would love to see your comments in regard to the book writing posts, you could say something about your experience, there are a few bloggers who would like to write a book :-)



4 Alice ottobre 13, 2010 alle 13:27

Aimee, Bianca: thank you :)

Alessandra: yes, the mushrooms here are raw, and I didn’t peel them, just cleaned them very carefully. Of course, feel free to peel them if you prefer them that way.
You’re right! I should come and see you -and comment- more often. I will, I promise…but because book writing is so time consuming, I hardly ever visit other blogs, which is a shame, I know! :)

5 Karen ottobre 20, 2010 alle 05:28

Wow, these look great! I am definitely remembering this recipe next time mushrooms are on sale – so simple and yummy-looking. Thanks for the inspiration!

6 Tara dicembre 2, 2010 alle 04:03

These mushroom morsels look scrumptious! They’d be so popular as appetizers at a party. Thank you!

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