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Quinoa-Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Healthy Vegetarian Quinoa-Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Credit: Georgia Harding

One of my favourite vegetarian meals, these Quinoa-Stuffed Mushrooms are tasty and super simple to make. The combination of protein from the quinoa, carbohydrate via the vegetables and essential fats from the walnuts makes this one brain-boosting, nourishing meal.

Serves: 4



  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • 8 medium–large Portobello or field mushrooms, stalks removed & set aside
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (½ cup uncooked will yield 1 cup)
  • ½ small red onion or bunch spring onions, finely diced
  • Large handful spinach or kale leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves, picked off stalks (or 1 tsp dried thyme)
  • 100g soft feta or goat’s curd, crumbled
  • Sea salt & black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • Rocket or mixed lettuce leaves, to serve (optional)

  • Dressing
  • Zest 1 small lemon + 2 tbsp juice
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, unpeeled (roasted with mushrooms)
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Chop mushroom stalks and combine in bowl with quinoa, onion, spinach or kale and thyme leaves.
  3. Mix through feta or goat’s curd. Taste and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Spoon onto mushrooms, pressing into place, then top with walnuts and sprinkle with chia seeds.
  5. Place on baking tray with whole clove of garlic and roast for 20 mins.
  6. For dressing, mix together zest, lemon juice and olive oil and, once cooked, squeeze out soft centre of roasted garlic and mix into dressing.
  7. Serve mushrooms on bed of rocket or mixed lettuce leaves and drizzle over dressing.


Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.