Shiitake Mushroom Tacos

If you haven’t learned yet, the possibilities of turning veggies into hearty meal are endless. You just have to retrain your brain to view food differently. I take a look at mushrooms and immediately begin to make a mental list about everything a mushroom is. Meaty. Chewy. Mild in flavor. Then I ask myself what non-veggie substitute it would work best as until I get it: Carne Asada turned Shiitake Mushroom Tacos. I stand there at the grocery store for minutes in one place just thinking this sort of stuff.

Shiitake Mushroom Tacos - Fork & Beans

Anyone who tells me that eating a mainly vegetarian diet isn’t satisfying hasn’t eaten at my house. Not to say that every body works well on a veggie-based diet–I do not understand anyone else’s body but my own, however what I do know is that veggies for dinner can be flippin’ tasty AND filling.

Shiitake Mushroom Tacos - Fork & Beans

Even the man in your life will come to their meat-eating senses if you make them cauliflower for dinner or these meaty tacos. Mine did.

Shiitake Mushroom Tacos - Fork & Beans

Shiitake Mushroom Tacos
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Serves: Serves 2
  • 3 shiitake mushrooms, washed and sliced vertically
  • ¼ c. olive oil
  • 1 large handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • corn tortillas
  • Pico de gallo
  1. Combine the oil, lime juice, cilantro and garlic together.
  2. In a shallow dish, place marinade on top of sliced mushrooms. Cover and allow to sit for 20 minutes in the fridge.
  3. Grill (or cook in a skillet) until heated through. Serve with corn tortillas, limes and pico de gallo.


Shiitake Mushroom Tacos - Fork & Beans



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  1. These look delicious! I love tacos. I cannot wait to try these out. So much flavour.

  2. Cara, your recipes are so amazing! I need to add a few of them to our menu plan to try and persuade my picky meat eating husband into adding some more veggies to his diet!

    I hope you are doing well! We need to catch up soon! xoxo

  3. I love all the words in the title of this post. And these tacos look perfect for a warm summer day!

  4. I agree- people who don’t think vegetarian diets can be satisfying just haven’t eaten the right dishes. These look just delicious!

  5. Beautiful! These pictures are lovely! I am coming around about shiitake mushrooms. (Spell check thinks they should be called “Shiite” mushrooms, lol!) Anyway, they haven’t always been my favorite but I am beginning to appreciate them more recently. Good to see you posting so much lately, Cara!

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