Best Food Facts recently answered the question, "Is the mushroom a vegetable?," checking in with my buddy at University of Nebraska Extension, Alice Henneman, MS, RD. In short, technically they are a fungus, but from a nutritional and food perspective, the USDA classifies them as a vegetable. Check out the article for more details!
And here's one of my favorite ways to serve up mushrooms!
In fact, I love this recipe so much that I waxed poetic about in a few years ago:
On a Summer Afternoon, Grilling Vegetables
(Inspired by Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables)
Chunky, fresh and sizzling,
Halcyon and verdant squash,
Vermillion pepper, always strident,
Pearl onions on the loose,
Renegade tomatoes, fruit in disguise,
Scent-of-earth baby bella,
Glisten with olive oil and intertwine with garlic.
Kaleidoscope flavor and smell.