Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

This marinated mushrooms recipe with garlic and herbs is ready in just 20 minutes, plus marinating time. A favorite of mine for more than 20 years, it is originally from Claudia Roden’s cookbook, Book of Middle Eastern Food, which was first published in 1968, and still a resource on my shelf. I think this recipe lends itself to experimenting with dried herbs. In this particular version I suggest dried thyme or oregano, but basil or a premixed Italian seasoning would be delicious too.

Try these mushrooms as part of a tapas spread or a cheese board, with Selva’s Summer Pilaf or Cumin-Spiced Roasted Carrots Recipe.

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe with Garlic and Herbs

Marinated Mushrooms

These mushrooms are a terrific addition to a rice bowl, as an appetizer, or as a snack. 
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: Greek, Middle Eastern
Keyword: easy mushroom recipe, vegetarian mushroom recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 364kcal
Author: Aliye Aydin


  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch Italian parsley
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground, 4-5 grinds
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano
  • 1 pound small button or cremini mushrooms*


  • Smash peeled garlic cloves with the back of the knife. Roughly chop 1 cup of parsley leaves.
  • Pour the olive oil and water into a large deep frying pan, so that the mushrooms will fit in mostly one layer. Stir in the remaining ingredients, except for mushrooms, and bring to a boil.
  • Add the mushrooms and simmer gently for 10 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Pour into a serving dish and allow to cool.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning before serving. These mushrooms are always better the next day. Serve them cold.


*Mushrooms can be cut in half if they are a little large.
Recipe can be easily halved.
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