Portobello Burger with Basil Mayo

Id appreciate it if you would take this poll, its anonymous!

So in an effort to make it up to y’all for having such hideous photos the last few days, I decided to make an extra pretty dinner tonight. I recommend serving this with a buttery grilled ear of corn!

Presenting a portobello burger with basil mayo, caramelized onions, and red bell peppers…

Recipe: Serves 1

Preheat the oven to broil.

Spray a pan with canola oil. Slices half an onion and half of a red bell pepper into strips. Cook on medium low heat until the onions are caramelized and the peppers are soft, about 20 minutes.

Lightly coat 1 large portobello cap with olive oil and fresh ground pepper. Broil for 4 minutes on each side.

Mix 2 tbsps canola mayo with 1/4 tsp dill, 1/4 tsp basil, and a few shakes of lemon pepper. This spread MAKES the burger!

Toast a whole wheat bun and spread the mayo on both sides. Layer the burger with caramelized onion and bell pepper and enjoy!

Benefits:

Portobello * a great source of niacin, potassium, and selenium!

Onion * Contains quercitin, an antioxidant that halts the growth of tumors! Also, studies have linked regular onion consumption with lower cholesterol and reduced risk of colon cancer. A prime source of chromium.

Red bell pepper * The bright color is an indication of its high concentration of vitamins. It has tons of vitamin A, carotenoids, and vitamin C. Of green, red, and yellow bell peppers, red ones are technically the most nutrient dense.

Dill * aids in digestion, is a relaxant, can help ease insomnia, and contains the antioxidants monoterpenes, which protect against cancer!

Basil * Has anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants called flavonoids. Flavonoids protect your cells from damage (and thus, in the long run, cancer).

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8 responses to “Portobello Burger with Basil Mayo

  1. YUM! This looks great, I just bought some fresh herbs and nice big portobellos last night so I’m going to have to give this a try :)

  2. ohh I could have used this when I had portobellos the other day! I ended up just doing my own thing and…yeah, didn’t turn out so great lol

  3. I think I could make this one and it looks delicious. k

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  5. im glad i like ALL those veggies and herbs!! im quite suprised at the nutrition packed in onions.. quercetin is great for my alelrgies so im glad i eat a lot of them!

    great poll idea btw!

    xoxo

  6. Since you’re planning to leave me you should definitely make this for me first. It looks delicious!

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