Mmm.. Delicious eyeballs! No, no cannibalism here, just some Stuffed Mushroom Eyeballs, filled with a garlicky tofu ricotta!
Now, here’s an awesome hors d’oeuvre to bring to any Halloween party that you may be going to. They’re creepy enough to cause a stir, but taste great and are actually healthy. But, before we get to that, what are you all doing for Halloween? Any plans to go to a costume party? How about trick-or-treating in your future?
I know that on Wednesday I’ll be going trick-or-treating with my sister and nephew, dodging kids while the sprint from house to house. But, tomorrow, I’ll be bringing a big ol’ plate of these creepy stuffed mushroom eyeballs.
Not related to Halloween, though very exciting, is that I’ll be doing the Walk for Farm Animals in Pasadena tomorrow with Team Keepin’ it Kind!! So, not only will I be meeting Kristy from Keepin’ it Kind, I’ll be walking for a good cause. You can still donate to our team via THIS PAGE, just know that our team, Farm Sanctuary, and the animals will appreciate it, so much.
Back to the stuffed mushroom eyeballs, again. These are really easy to make, and the only part that is just a tiny tedious is cutting up the sun-dried tomatoes into smaller pieces. This would make a great project for your kids or even a couple of friends over a glass of wine. So, try it out and have some fun!
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- 18 ounces (510 g) cremini mushrooms*
- 14-ounce (397 g) package extra-firm tofu, drained but not pressed
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 1/2 tablespoons (37 ml) balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons (10 g) julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes, dry not in oil
- 2.5-ounce (71 g) can of sliced black olives
- Rinse or brush off the mushroom caps and pull all of the stems out of them. Set aside on a baking sheet.
- Puree the tofu, garlic, lemon juice, salt, Italian seasoning, onion powder and black pepper together in a food processor until completely smooth. Scoop the mixture into a piping bag or ziploc bag with a circle tip.
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Carefully, pour just a couple of drops of balsamic vinegar into each mushroom cap.
- Pipe the tofu ricotta mixture into each cap so that it creates a small mound. It will be a different amount depending on the size of your mushroom caps.
- Finely chiffonade cut the sun-dried tomato pieces and start placing them on stuffed mushrooms. You can make them more vein-like by scrunching them a bit. Top with one slice of olive and press it down gently.
- Bake the mushrooms for 10 to 15 mins. or until the caps begin to wrinkly slightly. You can serve these warm (which I prefer), or room temperature.
- * This recipe makes some extra ricotta vs. mushrooms, depending on how big the mushrooms are. I like to spread the ricotta on toast or top pasta with it! But, you could always just use more mushrooms.
- Green olives or kalamata olives will also work in this recipe.
- You can use white button mushrooms instead of cremini mushrooms, the flavor and appearance will be slightly different.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1 eyeball
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 10Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
The nutrition information is calculated by a plug-in, and isn't always accurate. Please calculate your own with the products that you use, as it will be different for everyone.
I mean, really, you don’t even have to bring this to a party. Hog them all to yourself and go to town! It’d make a great dinner. 😉