May 31
2012

Grilled Mushrooms with Smoked Paprika & Chive Dipping Sauce Recipe

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Grilled Mushrooms with Smoked Paprika & Chive Dipping Sauce Recipe

When I posed a question on my Facebook page yesterday, the responses I received shocked the heck out of me. My question was, “I’m planning to do plenty of grilling this summer. What type of recipes would you like to see? Chicken, vegetarian, beef, appetizers…?” Of the 17 people who responded, 12 requested vegetarian or grilled vegetable options above anything else. That’s more than two-thirds (yep, I’m doing my best to keep up with my second-grader’s math curriculum). I’ll admit that I got a little warm and fuzzy when I saw this – not just because I love grilling up mushrooms and other vegetables, but for other reasons, too.

When I made the decision to eat more healthfully and exercise more, resulting in a weight loss of nearly 30 pounds (I’ve dropped a few more pounds since my weight loss post), I knew that working in more vegetarian meals and eating lean protein and fiber-rich foods (such as beans) would help reach my goal. The cleaner I ate, and the less saturated fats and sugar I consumed, the better I felt. In fact, my energy levels spiked and I found myself craving activity rather than treats. Believe me, it was an unfamiliar sensation, but one I gladly embraced.

Hearing that there are so many people wishing to eat healthfully, whether that means vegetarian or not, inspires me to hold true to this path. So, when I fire up my grill over the next months, I’ll be thinking “healthy”. Yes, there will be chicken and some beef, but I’m excited to delve into some serious vegetarian grilling.

These grilled mushrooms can be served as an appetizer or side dish. Simply brush the mushrooms with olive oil and grill them until tender. As for the sauce…well, I guarantee you’ll be addicted. It turns out that any leftover sauce is the perfect smoky accompaniment to scrambled eggs.

The recipe:
If you are using bamboo skewers, first soak them in water for 30 minutes so that they don’t burn on the grill.

The dipping sauce:
In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, smoked paprika, salt and chives until thoroughly combined.

Grilled Mushrooms with Smoked Paprika & Chive Dipping Sauce Recipe

The mushrooms:
Preheat the grill to medium heat.

Thread the mushrooms onto 4 skewers and place them on a baking sheet. Brush the mushrooms with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Grilled Mushrooms with Smoked Paprika & Chive Dipping Sauce Recipe

Place the skewers on the grill and cook until the mushrooms are tender, but still moist, about 4 minutes per side.

Remove the mushrooms from the skewers and serve with the dipping sauce.

Grilled Mushrooms with Smoked Paprika & Chive Dipping Sauce Recipe

Other recipes with grilled mushrooms:
Cookin’ Canuck’s Grilled Mushroom Sliders with Zucchini & Cilantro Almond Pesto
Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook’s Grilled Porcini
Kalyn’s Kitchen’s Grilled Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Sausage, Spinach & Cheese
In Erika’s Kitchen’s Chickpea Salad with Mushrooms & Feta

Grilled Mushrooms with Smoked Paprika & Chive Dipping Sauce Recipe
 
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Serves: Serves 4 (as appetizer)
Ingredients
The dipping sauce:
  • 6 tbsp fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp minced chives
The mushrooms:
  • 24 baby bella (crimini) mushrooms, stems removed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. If you are using bamboo skewers, first soak them in water for 30 minutes so that they don't burn on the grill.
The dipping sauce:
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, smoked paprika, salt and chives until thoroughly combined.
The mushrooms:
  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. Thread the mushrooms onto 4 skewers and place them on a baking sheet.
  3. Brush the mushrooms with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the skewers on the grill and cook until the mushrooms are tender, but still moist, about 4 minutes per side.
  5. Remove the mushrooms from the skewers and serve with the dipping sauce.
Notes
From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck | www.cookincanuck.com

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1 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 31, 2012 at 5:51 am

I’m so glad you’re focusing on veggie grilled recipes, they’re the best! When you posted your faceboook question I jumped on it right away!! haha I’m definitely going to try these and look forward to seeing what you’ll post in the future! Once you’ve lost 40 lbs you’ll need to do another post. We support you 100% percent :)

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2 Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) May 31, 2012 at 7:25 am

Here’s something that works for me: Grill the mushrooms cap side up first, then turn them and finish the grilling with cap side closest to the heat. The mushrooms will collect their liquid in the cap, and you can add that liquid to the sauce.

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3 Jenn Sutherland May 31, 2012 at 7:37 am

I cannot WAIT to make these mushrooms! I make a similar dipping sauce that is ALWAYS in my fridge (lemon vs lime, 1 clove minced garlic instead of chives), though I’ve been making it with all mayonnaise…but no more! I’m going to give it a whirl with Greek yogurt this weekend. Thanks!

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4 alana at {the food} May 31, 2012 at 8:24 am

thanks for this! i’ve recently become a grill-master and never even THOUGHT to do mushrooms!

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5 Bev @ Bev Cooks May 31, 2012 at 8:37 am

Grilled mushrooms are my liiiiiiiife!

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6 Mushrooms Canada May 31, 2012 at 8:59 am

You never cease to amaze! These look absolutely delightful and perfect for the grilling season! I must try this Paprika and Chive sauce.

-Shannon

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7 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel May 31, 2012 at 9:01 am

I never know what to grill besides meat, corn and potatoes so this will be fun for me to see what you grill.

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8 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. May 31, 2012 at 9:09 am

so pretty Dara. Sounds amazing!

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9 Barbara | Creative Culinary May 31, 2012 at 9:16 am

I guess I’m not totally surprised; when I have friends over for a barbeque they are most surprised at the foods I put on the grill that aren’t meat! Pizza, veggies, heck I’ve even done dessert (grilled peaches that I serve over ice cream and grilled shortcake). I love the veggies too…keep’em coming!

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10 Jennifer May 31, 2012 at 9:24 am

Oh, I love grilled vegetable recipes! I’m excited to try out this sauce, too.

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11 Swathi May 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

Beautiful, I love mushrooms, this clicks makes me even more, delicious dipping sauce.

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12 Casey May 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

Thank you for adding the vegetarian grilling options. I am not a full vegetarian, but I do try to eat many vegetarian meals. I look forward to your summer of grilling and posting. Take Care and thanks for the ideas!

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13 Lana @ Never Enough Thyme May 31, 2012 at 11:35 am

I never met a mushroom I didn’t like. And grilling makes them even better! Brings out all that wonderful earthy, meaty quality of them that I like so much. Fabulous recipe, Dara.

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14 Stephanie May 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Ooh, love the dipping sauce recipe. Thanks!

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15 Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Grilled veggies are my fave and I love the sound of that chive dipping sauce – delish!

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16 averagebetty May 31, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Grilling mushrooms turns them into something sublime – I see a mushroom “burger” with your dipping sauce as the condiment too :) YUM (and you go, girl!!)
xoxo

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17 Rachel Cooks May 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Love, love, love this recipe! I don’t know if I replied to your question on FB, but I’m glad you’re featuring veggies. And mushrooms are my fave.

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18 Paula- bell'alimento May 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Firing up the grill right now ; )

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19 melissa@IWasBornToCook May 31, 2012 at 2:42 pm

It all looks delicious but I’m especially loving that sauce!

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20 KalynsKitchen May 31, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I am surprised but happy to hear the answers to that question!

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21 Georgia Pellegrini June 1, 2012 at 7:51 am

These look sooo delicious girl! I’m glad to see someone else is into smoked paprika. I am obsessed with it these days, it adds wonderfulness to everything. xo

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22 Helen @Helen's Cooking June 1, 2012 at 8:45 am

I love the flavors of the dish!!!! Super amazing!

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23 Donna June 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I never even thought of grilling mushrooms! Thanks for posting.

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24 Jeanette June 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Wow, Dara that sauce sounds fantastic – and with those grilled mushrooms, I can only imagine!

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25 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef June 2, 2012 at 9:26 am

I love grilled vegetables and mushrooms in particular. This dipping sauce sounds yummy.

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26 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen June 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Perfect! I’m always looking for a great vegetarian option to bring to a barbeque.

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27 amy May 14, 2014 at 11:32 am

just wondering if you have tried this sauce without the mayo?

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28 http://blogs.rediff.com/jessicasurb/2014/07/15/50th-surprise-birthday-celebration-advice July 18, 2014 at 9:32 pm

I subscribed to your feed; I will be hoping for a whole lot more information like this.

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