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6 easy, 20-minute appetizers

By: Enrique Gili on Jan. 14, 2014, 4:13 p.m.
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Marinated Mushrooms

Tangy mushrooms can be made ahead and are a great addition to a platter of olives, cheese and salami — all of which can be prepped in minutes.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes plus refrigeration

Yield: Serves 4 to 8

Marinated Mushrooms


  • 1 lb. cremini or button mushrooms, rinsed and stemmed
  • 2 cups water, enough to cover mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt + extra
  • 1 tbs. Italian seasoning
  • 1 shallot, chopped fine
  • 2 tbs. white or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Lemon wedge


  1. Combine mushrooms, salt and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 5 minutes, or until fork tender.
  2. Place mushrooms in a mixing bowl. Allow mushrooms to cool for about 5 minutes. Toss with Italian seasoning, shallot, vinegar, olive oil, salt and black pepper. Place in fridge overnight.
  3. Dress with lemon when ready to serve.