Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Balsamic Glaze

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This vegan salad is filling and hearty any time of the year. If you haven’t tried to grill portobellos, now is the time; you get the meaty flavor of meat without actually using any.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutes

Serves: 6


  • 3 cups baby arugula
  • 3 large portobello mushrooms
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. turbinado sugar
  • 1 tsp. wheat-free soy sauce


  • Place the arugula on a large platter. Prepare a grill to medium-high heat.
  • Clean mushrooms and remove stems and any debris. Grill for 10 minutes, turning once. Place mushroom caps on top of the arugula.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15–20 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Once balsamic glaze has cooled a bit, pour evenly over portobellos and arugula. Serve immediately or at room temperature.