Meatless Mondays – bring on the burgers edition!

Happy Monday!

Portobella Burger
Portobello Burger

One thing I do love is a GREAT burger!  I do not eat beef or pork, and I am not really a fan of chicken “burgers”.  Portobello, turkey, and black bean are my burgers of choice.  I believe I actually had a shrimp burger that was really good but something about being able to get that smoky grill taste just makes me happy!  Below is a recipe for a portobello burger that I found on  The only changes I would make would be to make my own pesto sauce mixed with veganiase instead of mayo, and use a brioche bun:)



  • 1/2 cup purchased pesto
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 sourdough, whole grain, or ciabatta rolls, split horizontally
  • 4 portobello mushrooms, stemmed, dark gills scraped out
  • Olive oil
  • Roasted red peppers from jar, drained
  • 4 cups arugula (about 2 ounces)
  • 4 slices provolone cheese


Stir pesto and mayonnaise in small bowl to blend. Season with salt and pepper.

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Grill rolls, cut side down, until lightly toasted. Transfer to plates. Spread grilled side of rolls with pesto mayonnaise.

Brush mushrooms on both sides with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill, rounded side up, 4 minutes. Turn mushrooms over. Cover and grill until mushrooms are tender, about 4 minutes. Place 1 mushroom on each roll bottom. Top each with enough red pepper pieces to cover, then with arugula and cheese. Press roll tops over and serve.


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