Grilled Balsamic Mushrooms

The balsamic flavor shines through in these simple grilled mushrooms. Thyme and basil add brightness to the marinade. If your mushrooms are of differing sizes, halve or quarter them so they are all roughly the same size to cook evenly.

grilled mushrooms
Photo: Will Dickey
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 portobello mushroom caps

  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh cremini mushrooms

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, plus more for serving

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Use a spoon to scrape off brown gills from underside of portobello caps; discard. Cut the portobellos and creminis into 1 1/2-inch pieces.

  2. Whisk vinegar, oil, basil, mustard, garlic, thyme, crushed red pepper and salt together in a large bowl. Add the mushrooms; cover and let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes. Thread onto 4 (12-inch) metal skewers. (If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before using.)

  3. Preheat grill to medium-high (400-450°F). Use tongs to dip a paper towel in oil and oil the grill grates. Place the skewers on the oiled grates; grill, uncovered and turning occasionally, until the mushrooms are tender and lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  4. Serve the mushrooms on the skewers or remove them from the skewers and transfer to a large plate. Sprinkle with chopped basil, if desired.


4 (12-inch) metal skewers

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

110 Calories
7g Fat
8g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 110
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 136IU 3%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Vitamin D 7IU 2%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 31mcg 8%
Vitamin K 6mcg 5%
Sodium 248mg 11%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 16mg 4%
Potassium 496mg 11%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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