Portabellas and Spinach With Sesame Dressing

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 26 mins

From Jan '07 Vegetarian Times Magazine. This dish is simple yet very tasty. I especially like the dressing. The recipe gives directions for roasting portobellos in the oven, but personally I love them grilled on the bbq. I added crushed garlic to the portobellos, which is why it is listed as an optional ingredient. This looks beautiful plated on a platter and has the appearance that you really slaved away in the kitchen. Served at a dinner party and it was enjoyed by veggies and meat eaters alike.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make sesame dressing: Blend all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Set aside.
  2. To make roasted portobellos: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
  4. Place mushrooms on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Brush with oil and sprinkle with crushed garlic (if using).
  6. Bake 20 minutes.
  7. Cool and slice.
  8. Heat 2 Tbsp of water and 2 bags spinach in a large pot over high heat.
  9. Cover and steam 2 to 3 minutes or until wilted. Repeat with remaining spinach. Cool, then squeeze out liquid.
  10. Either toss with mushrooms and dressing or layer mushrooms on top of spinach and spoon dressing on top.
  11. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.
Most Helpful

I didn't have nearly the amount of spinach called for in the recipe but still wanted to try it. Had to make it stretch so I served the mushrooms and dressing over a bed of raw spinach leaves. Very Good! I will try this again as written.

Nikoma August 03, 2011

I truly enjoyed this one! Mushrooms were perfectly cooked and I did opt to use the garlic (which worked great). The simple spinach didn't need any seasoning, as the DRESSING. . .my oh my is that dressing fabulous!!! I will most certainly make this again. Made for VEG*N TAG. UPDATE: I have used the leftover dressing twice now, once on a simple salad of lettuce, tomatoes and black beans and then again on a salad of black beans, shredded carrots and celery. Fabulous on both. The dressing itself is worthy of 10 stars!!!

JanuaryBride March 07, 2009