This lovely and satisfying salad was inspired by a favorite of ours from the wonderful plant-based cookbook Veganomicon. Modified for your peace and enjoyment, of course.

Marinated Portobello Salad w/ Mustard Vinaigrette

  • Servings: Makes 1 Serving
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Each Serving Contains:

  • 1 Veggie Serving (adjust quantity to your individual food plan)
  • 1 Protein Serving
  • 1 Fat Serving


Veggie Serving

  • 1 large portobello mushroom
  • A combination of the following veggies to reach veggie weight:
    • Salad greens
    • Tomatoes
    • Red onions
    • (Try other salad veggies, be adventurous!)

Protein Serving

  • 3 oz cooked or canned chickpeas
  • 1 oz nuts or seeds (try walnuts, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, etc)

Fat Serving

1 Serving of Mustard Vinaigrette:

  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil (or sub olive or canola oil)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon spicy, smooth mustard

Condiments & Spices

Mushroom Marinade (for 1 portobello)

  • 2 tablespoons cooking wine (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic

Maintenance Modifications

  • Grain Additions: Add 4 oz of cooked quinoa, rice, or your other favorite grain
  • Protein Additions: Add more nuts or beans
  • Fat Additions: Add avocado


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine all marinade ingredients in a small cup. Place the mushroom upside down in an oven safe dish. Pour the marinade into each cap to form a small pool. Marinate for about 20 minutes.
  3. Cover with aluminum foil and roast the mushroom for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, flip the mushroom over, and cook, uncovered, for another 10 minutes.
  4. While the mushroom is cooking, weigh and prepare the salad ingredients and your protein.
  5. Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl with a fork. I like to mix dressing in a small jar with a lid so it can be shaken and emulsified.
  6. When the mushroom is done, let it cool slightly and slice into thick meaty slices.
  7. To weigh, weigh the mushroom first, and then add salad veggies to reach veggie weight. Add the protein in, and then the dressing.