Portabella Burger with SunDried Tomatoes and a Spinach Honeyed Walnut and Gorgonzola Salad

Portabella Burger with SunDried Tomatoes and a Spinach Honeyed Walnut and Gorgonzola Salad

Posted 2016-08-09 by finyfollow

This is a great burger for vegetarians, and the use of a Portabella mushroom gives extra taste. Team it with Swiss cheese - Jarlsberg, or a smoked cheese, it also has sun-dried tomatoes with it.

The salad is delicious and has beans, spinach, and honeyed walnut halves mixed with a Gorgonzola cheese (blue cheese). If you do not want to buy the expensive Gorgonzola, a cheaper blue cheese will also work.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 1 serving of burger and 2 of salad

For the burger
1 large Portabella mushroom
About 4 slices sun-dried tomatoes (enough to cover mushroom)
1 slice smoked or Swiss cheese
1 hamburger roll, cut in half
Spinach or basil
Bit of mayonnaise (optional)

For the salad
½ tbsp honey
65 g walnut pieces
120 g beans, trimmed
75 g baby spinach leaves
75 g [link http://reviewclue.com.au/gorgonzola-cheese-by-iga/ Gorgonzola cheese], crumbled
For the dressing
2 tbsp walnut oil or olive oil
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp sherry vinegar
Salt and pepper

For the salad
  • Heat the honey in a small pan, and add the walnuts. Stir fry over a medium heat for about 3 minutes or until the nuts are covered with the honey. Leave on a plate.

  • Meanwhile, cook the beans in lightly salted water for 2 minutes. Drain and shake dry. Put them in a large bowl with the spinach leaves.

  • Mix all the dressing ingredients together and add some pepper - salt is optional as there is a lot of salt in the Gorgonzola.

  • Pour the dressing over the salad, add the Gorgonzola and walnuts and serve - do not make this too far ahead or walnuts will stick together as the honey goes cold. The alternative (which I did) was to make the salad earlier and not add the walnuts, and then re heat the walnuts in the microwave for a minute or so till the honey melts a bit and they no longer stick to each other - they will then stick individually to the salad.

  • For the burger
  • Take off the stem of the mushroom and wipe it down.

  • Put it on baking paper on a tray, with the gill side down, and grill for about 8 minutes.

  • Turn it over and grill for another 8 or so minutes.

  • Take out of the oven and put the sun-dried tomatoes on the gill side of the mushroom.

  • Top this with the cheese.

  • Put it back under the grill for about 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

  • At the same time, put the hamburger roll under the grill, turning over once.

  • Add a bit of mayonnaise to the inside of the top of the roll (optional).

  • Put the mushroom on the roll, top with the basil or spinach, put the toasted top of the roll on top, and serve with the salad.

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