Grilled Portobello Pizzas

Pizza? On a low-carb diet? Sure, when you put the toppings on a portobello cap instead of a bread crust.

Yield:

2 servings (serving size: 2 mushroom pizzas)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 250
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 12.6 g
Satfat 4.1 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 17.6 g
Carbohydrate 22.8 g
Fiber 6.7 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Iron 3.2 mg
Sodium 470 mg
Calcium 264 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon bottled minced roasted garlic
12 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
1 tablespoon bottled minced roasted garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 (4-inch) portobello mushroom caps
Cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preparation

1. Prepare grill.

2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well, and set aside. Combine tomato and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well, and set aside.

3. Remove brown gills from undersides of mushrooms using a spoon; discard gills. Coat top and bottom of mushroom caps evenly with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

4. Place mushrooms, top sides up, on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill, covered, 4 minutes. Turn mushrooms over; spoon tomato mixture evenly into caps. Top each mushroom with 1 tablespoon basil mixture and 2 tablespoons cheese. Grill, covered, 4 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and cheese melts.

carbo rating: 16

Note:

The Complete Step-by-Step Low Carb Cookbook

January 2005