Watercress and mushroom sliders

Watercress and mushroom sliders

A meat-free dish that will leave everyone satisfied with big flavours from the watercress and the creamy blue cheese.

Serves: 4
Preparation time:  5 minutes + marinating
Cooking time: 15 minutes

You’ll need

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 4 Portabello mushrooms, stalks trimmed
  • 85g watercress
  • 100g creamy blue cheese such as Gorgonzola
  • 6 small rolls, sliced horizontally
  • Your choice of lettuce, tomatoes, onion etc to serve

What to do

Mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic together with salt and pepper. Pour half into a dish that will hold all of the mushrooms. Put the mushrooms in and drizzle over the remaining dressing. Cover and leave to marinate for an hour, moving them around once or twice to make sure they’re coated.

When ready to cook, heat the grill and put the mushrooms on a shallow baking tray gill side down. Grill for 5 minutes, then turn and cook the other side for 2 minutes.

While they are cooking, put the watercress into a bowl and cover with boiling water, leave for 1 minute until wilted, then drain on some kitchen roll.

Once the mushrooms are cooked, fill each one with watercress and top with the cheese. Return to the grill along with the rolls, cut side up.

When the rolls are toasted and the cheese is bubbling, place a mushroom inside each roll to make the burgers and serve immediately with your choice of fillings.

Please credit: www.watercress.co.uk