Wild Mushroom Caviar

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by groovyrooby

Have no fear - there's really nothing fishy about this recipe. I got it from my Russian Culture teacher after a food-sharing day. It's a wonderful and intriguing appetizer, great with small squares of dark bread. The small amount of garlic remains raw to give it a subtle bite. I substitute the mayo for a store-bought vegan version, but any creamy mayo will work for a more traditional recipe.

Top Review by anme7039

Pretty good "topper" for bread slices. I served this to my guests yesterday and most enjoyed it. I added some mre garlic since I can never seem to have enough garlic in my food. I used low fat mayo because thats what I had in my house. I also added some honey to the onion to carmelize them and make them more sweeter at the end of the cooking process. I think next time I will not put them thru the food processor because I feel I would have liked this better with more chuncky pieces of mushrooms and onions. Over all a pretty good recipe I plan on making again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wipe mushrooms clean.
  2. Seperate stems from caps and coarsely chop both parts.
  3. Heat 3 tbsp of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they begin to release their liquid.
  4. Turn up the heat to medium-high and continue to cook and stir until the mushrooms reabsorb their liquid and begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Remove mushrooms from the pan and set aside.
  5. Heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil in the same skillet. Saute the onion until just browned on the edges, then turn heat down to medium until onions are deep golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  6. Combine the mushrooms, onions, and garlic in a food processor until minced but not pureed.
  7. In a large bowl combine the mushroom mixture, mayo, lemon juice, dill (if using), salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  8. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour to let flavors mingle.

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