This is one of our favourite raw food recipes using the dehydrator. These mushrooms are delicious, and truly taste as if they’d been sauteed, only somehow better! And are so much better for you, packed with all of their vitamins and nutrients. Did you know that mushrooms are a good source of protein?

This recipe comes from my favourite raw food cookbook, Raw Food/Real World, and after trying it, you’ll understand why it’s my favourite!

You’ll need:

2 cups mushrooms
1-2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce (Raw Food/Real World recommends Namu Shoyu)
fresh rosemary
fresh oregano

Cut the mushrooms (Raw Food/Real World uses oyster mushrooms, but I have used all kinds, and they are all wonderful) into bite sized pieces or slices. Put them in a bowl.

To the mushrooms add 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the balsamic vinegar, the soy sauce, and a bit of salt and pepper.

Mix well, and add in a couple of sprigs of fresh rosemary and a couple of sprigs of fresh oregano, as well as teaspoon or two of each well minced.

Turn this out onto a Teflex sheet on the dehydrator, and dehydrate at 115 degrees for 3-4 hours, until the mushrooms smell, taste and feel like sauteed mushrooms (only better!)

There you go! Easy, and tasty!

These keep well in the fridge for at least a week, and it’s nice to have them on hand to toss into dishes, as a garnish, or even just to serve on the side.

Links to things I used to make this recipe:

Excalibur dehydrator

Teflex sheets (These are being discountinued in favour of Paraflexx disposable sheet. If you, like me, prefer reusable, not disposable, grab them while you can. This link is to a distributor who is closing them out through ebay.)

Here’s Raw Food/Real World (click on the picture):

Raw Food/Real World : 100 Recipes to Get the Glow

And here’s the dehydrator we use – it’s the Excalibur, recommended by just about everyone, and for good reason! (click on the picture):

9 Tray Dehydrator