Celeb Chefs Reveal: "My Favorite Healthy Fall Recipe"
11 famous chefs share mouthwatering dishes that are actually good for you!
You've seen them on television or heard about their celebrated restaurants—and now we're bringing their award-winning recipes to your kitchen. We asked 11 celebrity chefs to give us their favorite healthy recipes for fall. From a stuffed acorn squash to a tasty green salad, each of these dishes offers a perfectly wholesome meal.
2 tbsp. olive oil, plus extra for brushing
1 onion, finely chopped
1 c. cashews
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 c. cooked brown rice (or grain of choice)
1 can lentils, rinsed and drained
1/4 c. breadcrumbs
1/2 c. vegetable broth
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves, plus extra for garnish
6 portobello mushrooms, stems and gills removed
1 tomato, sliced into thin rounds
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large skillet, heat 2 tbsp. oil over medium-high heat and add onions and cashews. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté until onions are soft and lightly browned. Add garlic and let cook a few more minutes until fragrant. In a large bowl, combine onion mixture, brown rice, lentils, breadcrumbs, vegetable broth, basil and thyme. Mix together and season to taste with salt and pepper. Brush both sides of mushrooms caps lightly with olive oil and place top-side-down on a lightly oiled sheet pan. Stuff mushrooms with about 1/2 c. of the lentil stuffing, then press one tomato slice on top of the stuffing. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until the stuffing is browned and mushrooms are cooked through. Garnish with extra fresh thyme leaves.
Make ahead tip: The lentil stuffing can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored covered in the refrigerator. The mushrooms can be stuffed and assembled on a baking sheet the day before. Bake and finish the stuffed mushrooms right before serving.
Makes 6 servings