Marinated Mushrooms with Smokey Cheese Sauce – Divine Raw Recipe

imageThis meal does take a little preparation and forethought. It’s more than worth it though!

I left my mushrooms marinating for several hours, and the taste was just heavenly. The cheese sauce was a little excessive though, so I think I’ll reduce the amount by half next time. Unless I want leftovers. Mmm… leftover cheese sauce…that gets me thinking….

Original recipe from The Raw Food Institute of Australia

Marinated Field Mushrooms with Spinach and Smokey Cheese Drizzle


  • 4 large field mushrooms
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup Braggs Aminos (liquid seasoning)
  • ½ tsp dried or fresh oregano
  • 200g baby spinach
  • 1 cup cashews (soaked for a minimum of 20 minutes)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 small cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp savoury yeast flakes (nutritional yeast)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 – 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp Himalayan or Celtic sea salt



  • De-stem mushrooms then place stems, olive oil, Braggs, garlic and oregano in a blender and blitz for a few seconds or until everything is chopped well
  • Place mushrooms on a flat tray, pouring the marinade over them
  • Marinate for around 1 hour or overnight if possible (turning mushrooms a few times so that they are evenly coated and soak up the marinade.)
  • If you would prefer your mushrooms warm, place tray in a very low oven (the lowest temperature it will go) and leave the oven door slightly ajar.  The mushrooms will slowly warm through while marinating.

Cheese Sauce

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth
  • You may have to scrape the blender down in between blitzing if the mixture is too thick. Add a touch more water if required.




  • Place 2 mushrooms on each plate
  • Top with generous handfuls of baby spinach
  • Drizzle generously with smokey cheese sauce

My Notes

Truly, the only adaptation I would make to this recipe is to adjust the amount of cheese sauce

The recipe states it serves two, but as with all recipes from the Raw Food Institute, I tend to halve them, as their portions are very generous, to say the least!



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