Roasted Red Pepper And Salsa Portobello Mushroom Pizzas

Roasted Red Pepper And Salsa Portobello Mushroom Pizzas

6 medium portobello mushroom caps, about 4 inches in diameter

2 roasted red or yellow pepper (or a combination of both) (see note)

1 T. olive oil

1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1/4 t. dried Mexican oregano

Salt, to taste

3/4 C. thick, chunky salsa

1 C. shredded cheese, such as Monterey Jack or mozzarella

2-3 T. cilantro

Remove stems from mushroom caps and reserve for another use. Wipe the mushroom caps clean with a damp towel.

Cut the roasted peppers in 1/4-inch wide strips; cut the strips in half. Heat the oil in a small skillet until hot. Add the onion slices and sauté until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and oregano; cook 1 minute. Stir in the pepper strips and remove from the heat. Season with salt.

Spoon about 2 tablespoons of salsa on the grill side of the caps. Distribute some of the roasted pepper mixture over the salsa. Place mushrooms directly on the cooking grate and cook until mushroom caps are tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the caps with the cheese. Recover the grill and cook until the cheese has melted, 2-4 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve immediately.

Makes 6 appetizer servings.

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