Who else loves mushrooms? More specifically oyster mushrooms! They have such a nice texture, and when cooked up right, the flavor they pack is out-of-this-world! Today we are excited to share a super easy and even more delicious sandwich recipe made with oyster mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and a little bit of vegan mayonnaise!
Sandwiches are my all time favorite grab-and-go meal. They are the perfect handheld companions to whatever life may throw your way. Be prepared, bring a sandwich ?
This oyster mushroom sandwich can be whipped up in just 15 minutes and is packed with protein to keep you fueled throughout the day. The key when preparing this sandwich is to use an iron grill press or some other heavy object to put pressure on the mushrooms as they are cooking. This will help lock in the flavor and help the mushrooms crisp up with the perfect texture.
Once the mushrooms are finished cooking, which takes about 8 minutes, all that is left to do is assemble! While we kept the toppings simple to highlight the flavor of the mushrooms, feel free to customize this as you’d like! Whether it be with pickles, fresh herbs, mustard, you name it! This sandwich is designed to be versatile, so have fun with it!
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Behold your new favorite sandwich—a quick and easy oyster mushroom sandwich made in just 15 minutes that is packed with flavor and easy to take on the go!
1/2 tablespoon vegan butter*
2.8 oz. oyster mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon coconut vinegar*
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
Dash liquid smoke
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 slices of bread (we used Dave’s Killer Bread)
1/2–1 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise (we used Follow Your Heart)
1/4 medium avocado, sliced
2 slices tomato
Handful of lettuce
Optional but recommended: pickles and mustard
In a small cast iron skillet or skillet of choice, melt the vegan butter over medium heat. Once melted and warmed through, lay the oyster mushrooms flat in the pan. Evenly distribute all of the seasonings over the mushrooms. If you have a grill press, we like to pop that on top of the oyster mushrooms as they cook but it is not necessary. After about 2-3 minutes, flip the oyster mushrooms and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side, or until it is browned and slightly crispy on the edges. If using the grill press, place it back on top. Adjust seasonings to taste. Line a plate with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel and place the mushrooms on top to cool.
Prepare your sandwich. Toast the bread as desired, smear on some vegan mayonnaise, and add in the lettuce, avocado, and tomato. Add the mushrooms on top and seal it with the second piece of bread. We like to slice our sandwich in half to make it easier to eat. Enjoy!
You can also use apple cider vinegar or white vinegar.
If you do not want to use butter, you can opt for any oil o your choice. We like using olive oil for this as well!
Prep Time:6 minutes
Cook Time:6 minutes
Keywords: Mushroom, Sandwich, BLT, Veganized, Vegan, Lunch, On The Go
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Hi, we’re Jasmine and Chris! We share fresh and fun recipes to show you that vegan cooking is easy, approachable and delicious. When we’re not blogging, you will probably find us enjoying live music, tending to our backyard garden or playing with our dogs Berry and Louie