Greenie Criminis

Greenie Criminis

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 470.6
  • Total Fat: 41.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 218.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.9 g
  • Protein: 9.5 g

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A delicious vegetarian dish than can serve as an appetizer or small entrée A delicious vegetarian dish than can serve as an appetizer or small entrée
Number of Servings: 2


    10 Crimini Mushrooms (Criminis are 'unopened,' immature portabellos that look like large brown mushrooms)
    1/2 cup olive oil
    3 T Cider or Red WIne Vinegar
    6 cloves garlic
    2 cups fresh spinach
    1/2 cup chopped scallions
    1 avocado
    1/2 t. cayenne pepper
    1/2 t. cracked black pepper
    dash of salt
    1 t. thyme


1) Finely chop garlic, scallions & spinach. Keep ingredients separate.

2) Heat half the oil in saucepan. When hot, add garlic. Stir occasionally and cook until it begins turning brown. then add scallions, stir, cook 3 minutes. Add Spinach, and only cook until it turns bright green (1-2 minutes). Remove mix from pan and set aside in a bowl.

3) Do not clean saucepan you just used. Add remainder of olive oil and vinegar and heat. Pull off stems and remove 'gills' from Criminis, and place 'gill-side down' in pan. Sprinkle with thyme and heat over medium-high heat.

4) While criminis are cooking, add avocado, cayenne, black pepper & salt to spinach/scallion mixture and mix until it is a creamy paste.

5) Turn criminis after 10 minutes and cook the 'cap' side for another 10 minutes.

6) When done (caps will be very dark), remove criminis and use a wooden spoon to scrape the crisp/burned garlic off the pan. Add it to the green paste and mix well.

7) Fill each Crimini with the Green Paste and Enjoy!!!

Serving Size: Small dinner for 2, or appetizers for 3-4

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