Barbecued Flat Mushrooms with Miso & Wasabi-Avocado Mayonnaise


  • 2 tbs white miso paste *
  • ¼ cup lemon juice 1 ripe avocado, peeled and deseeded
  • 2 tsp wasabi paste
  • ¼ cup Japanese mayonnaise
  • 8 flat mushrooms, stems removed
  • 2 tbs peanut oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups mixed Asian herbs or micro salad greens
  • 1 small beetroot, julienned

* Miso paste is a fermented soybean mixture used for stews. It can be found in most supermarkets and all Asian grocers.


  1. To make the dressing; whisk miso paste and lemon juice together and set aside
  2. Puree avocado, wasabi and mayonnaise in a blender. Set aside.
  3. Preheat a greased barbecue grill on high heat. Toss mushrooms in peanut oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange mushrooms stem‐side down on barbecue. Barbecue for 3 minutes. Turn mushrooms and spoon over dressing. Barbecue for 3- ‐4 minutes, until the sauce is hot and mushrooms are tender.
  4. Place salad greens on serving plates, top with avocado puree, mushrooms and sprinkle with beetroot and s