Eating mushrooms in summer – a culinary adventure


Although often associated with warmer meals, mushrooms grow all year round and this means that there is a mushroom dish for every season! 

Mushroom lovers will be happy to know that there are lots of ways to bring mushrooms into the kitchen in summer.

They can be incorporated into a range of dishes, from light and refreshing salads to hearty and satisfying pasta dishes. Grilling mushrooms is a popular option during this season, as their unique textures are enhanced by the smoky flavours of a barbecue. Marinated in olive oil, herbs, and garlic, mushrooms can be threaded onto skewers or placed directly on the grill grates for a delightful side dish or even a vegetarian main course.

Mushroom risottos and frittatas are also beloved dishes that embrace the essence of summer. These dishes allow the mushrooms to shine in a medley of colours and flavours, often accompanied by vibrant herbs, sun-ripened tomatoes, and fresh greens. Pairing summer mushrooms with creamy cheeses or citrus vinaigrettes can further elevate their taste, creating a harmonious balance of flavours.

For those seeking a unique beverage experience, mushrooms can even find their way into summer cocktails and mocktails. Infusing spirits with dried mushrooms adds an earthy depth to drinks, while mushroom-infused syrups bring a hint of umami to creative concoctions.

In this blog post we’ll share some ideas that will inspire you to try eating mushrooms in new ways. 

Mango Mushroom Salad

This dish combines sweet mangos, creamy avocados, savoury mushrooms and a kick of sweet chilli sauce to make a delicious side-dish!

Barbecued garlic and herb mushrooms

Barbecues are not just meant for meats – grill up this fabulous mushroom side with garlic, thyme and rosemary.

Pan-Roasted Mushroom Salad

If grilled grub tastes like summer, this roasted mushroom salad holds the flavours of the cool summer shade.

Mushroom Egg Salad

Cool down with a twist on a classic comfort food by adding chopped portabella or chestnut mushrooms – you choose!

Shiitake Mushroom Cocktail

Mushroom cocktails are officially a thing! Trendy bars from LA to London are embracing the fungi drinks trend and we think it’s worth a try.

Anyone with a love of tasty, healthy food can embrace the warmth of the season while savouring the unique flavours and textures  that summer mushrooms bring to our tables.