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Marinated mushrooms with grilled goats' cheese, spinach and parsley 'pesto'

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. To make the marinated mushrooms, put the mushrooms into a small bowl, add the balsamic vinegar, honey, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir well and leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Drain off the excess marinade and set aside.

  2. Preheat the grill to its highest setting.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large pan, add the spinach, lemon juice, salt and freshly ground black pepper, and toss well. Cook for 1-2 minutes until wilted.

  4. Remove from the heat, drain and squeeze out excess juice. Put the spinach into a chefs' ring on a baking tray and put the drained mushrooms on top. Remove the chefs' ring, add the sliced goats' cheese and place under the grill for four minutes or until slightly browned.

  5. To make the 'pesto', put all the ingredients in a pestle and mortar or mini blender and grind or blend until you have a smooth paste.

  6. To serve, slide the mushroom stack onto a small plate and drizzle the pesto round the side.


For the marinated mushrooms and spinach

  • 75g/3oz button mushrooms, brushed clean
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g/3½oz baby leaf spinach
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 50g/2oz goats' cheese, sliced

For the parsley 'pesto'

  • large handful parsley, roughly chopped
  • ½ clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

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