Portobello Mushroom Burgers

These are great tasting grilled portobello mushroom burger that even a meat lover would love. The mushrooms are marinated then grilled and topped with melted Swiss Cheese, grilled red onion, tomatoes, spinach, and avocado. To give the mushrooms a meaty flavour they are marinated with balsamic, soy sauce and steak seasoning. These are so good and perfect for meatless Mondays or any night of the week.


Lower Calorie Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers


  • 4 portobello mushroom caps
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
  • 1-1/2 tsp steak seasoning
  • 4 thick slices red onion
  • 4 oz reduced fat Swiss, sliced thin
  • 4 thin slices tomato
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced thin
  • baby spinach
  • 4 whole wheat low calorie buns


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, soy sauce, oil, rosemary, and steak seasoning.
  2. Place the mushroom caps in the bowl and toss with sauce, using a spoon to evenly coat. Let this stand at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes, turning a few times.
  3. Heat the grill or indoor grill pan over medium heat.
  4. When hot, brush the grate with oil or lightly spray the grill pan.
  5. Place the mushrooms on the grill, reserving marinade for basting.
  6. Grill for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until tender, brushing with marinade frequently.
  7. Top the mushrooms with cheese during the last minute of cooking.
  8. While the mushrooms cook, grill the onions about 1 minute on each side and grill the buns until toasted.
  9. To finish, place the spinach and grilled portobello mushrooms on the buns and top with the grilled onions, sliced tomato and avocado.

Serves 4 – Serving Size: 1 loaded burger – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 295, Fat: 13 g, Carbohydrate: 31 g, Fibre: 11 g, Protein: 21 g, Sugar: 6 g