Marinated Mushroom Skewers

As demonstrated in the “Umami” episode of Live It – June 2018

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  • 2 lbs button mushrooms, sliced in half, or about ½” thick
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce, tamari or coconut aminos
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ tsp fresh thyme, chopped (⅛ tsp dried)
  • Pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, thyme and pepper.
  2. Add sliced mushrooms and toss to coat.
  3. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  4. Arrange mushrooms on skewers and grill over medium-high heat for 2–3 minutes per side, or until slightly charred and tender.


Umami (noun | oo-mah-mee)

a taste sensation that is meaty or savory — imparted by glutamate and certain other amino acids — often considered to be one of the basic taste sensations along with sweet, sour, bitter and salty.

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Serving size is ⅙ recipe

Calories  42.1

Total Fat  0 g

Cholesterol  0 g

Sodium  124.4 g

Potassium  6 mg

Total Carbohydrate   6.7 g

Fiber  1.8 g

Sugars  1.8 g

Protein  5.6 g

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