Mushroom & Capsicum Kebabs

Yes, it's possible to marinate mushrooms without cooking them. Don't believe me? Read on!

15 min
12 Cookies
Level: Easy

Recipe: (serves 4 People)

  • 20 button mushrooms
  • 2/3 red capsicum
  • 2/3 green capsicum
  • 1/2 cup cold pressed olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup of fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut the mushrooms into thick slices (about 3 slices per mushroom).
  2. Mix the olive oil, honey, lemon juice, cumin, coriander and sea salt together in a large container, for the marinade.
  3. Place the mushrooms in the marinate and leave to marinate for at least 6 hours in the fridge.
  4. Chop the capsicums into thick squares.
  5. Thread the mushrooms and capsicums on skewers, alternating between each. Makes about 6 kebabs.

Raw Tip:

For a sweeter option, try adding bite sized pieces of pineapple to the skewers. Delicious!

 

A word from The Raw Food Girl 

Did you know that mushrooms aren't really classified as a vegetable? They are actually a fungus, which sounds kind of gross. Don't be put off though, because mushrooms contain several very important nutrients. 

Actually - I went off mushrooms for months after a good friend swore to me they were poisonous, because they were fungus. He seemed so revolted by them that I took him at his word. 

But I found out later that he just thought they were really gross. Punk! I went 6 months without mushies! 

Dr Mercola states that mushrooms contain some of the most potent natural medicines on the planet. But they absorb and concentrate whatever they grow in — good OR bad, so it's important to get an organic variety whenever possible (1). This is what gives mushrooms their potency, for better or worse. Heavy metals, air pollutants and pesticides can soak into the mushroom, making a thoroughly unwelcome addition to what seemed like a healthy meal. 

When eaten organically, mushrooms have been showed to reduce the risk of breast cancer (2), assist in weight loss and boost the immune system (3).

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