Steal This Foodservice Idea: Make Room for Mushrooms

Neither a fruit nor a vegetable, these fungi can be presented several ways
Mushroom Melt with Caramelized Port Onions
Photo courtesy of National Onion Association

Convenience-store retailers looking for a new addition to foodservice items should consider mushrooms. They’re low in calories with almost no cholesterol or fat and little sodium.

CSP sister publication Foodservice Director recently rolled out recipes incorporating mushrooms, from Mushroom Tacos with Pickled Peppers and Fried Avocado, to Grilled Black Cod with Escabeche of Mushrooms.

One recipe, Mushroom Melt with Carmelized Port Onions (pictured), combines umami-rich ingredients to “elevate the humble grilled cheese sandwich into a robust entree,” Foodservice Director wrote. “The carmelized onions and sauteed mushrooms can be prepared ahead and added to each sandwich to order.”

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