Try this delicious Harissa Butter-Roasted Mushrooms recipe, served with a spicy lemon yoghurt. 

This recipe serves 6.


Quick pickled onions:

Yoghurt sauce:

  • 250ml plain double cream yoghurt
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely grated
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Aleppo pepper (Aleppo pepper is available at specialty delis, artisanal grocers, or spice stores. If you cannot find Aleppo pepper simply substitute with 1 tsp sweet paprika and ¼ tsp cayenne pepper. Mix together.)
  • Good pinch of sea salt


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 125g harissa paste
  • 12 large portobello mushrooms

To serve:

  • Store bought flatbread, naan, or pita
  • Fresh coriander
  • Lime wedges


How to make quick pickled onions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a glass jar and give it a good shake.
  2. Make sure the onions are submerged.
  3. Leave at room temperature while preparing the rest.

How to make yoghurt sauce:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and taste to adjust seasoning.
  2. Keep in the fridge until serving.

How to make roasted mushrooms:

  1. Stir the softened butter and harissa paste together until well combined.
  2. Taste the harissa paste you are using for seasoning – you may or may not need to add a little extra salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat oven to 200°C with the fan on.
  4. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  5. Place portabellos on prepared tray and brush generously with harissa butter.
  6. Roast for about 7 – 10 minutes or until just tender.
  7. While the mushrooms are roasting, warm or toast some flatbread and prepare the other toppings.
  8. Serve harissa butter mushrooms piled onto warm flatbread with generous dollops of the spicy lemon yoghurt.
  9. Scatter everything with fresh coriander leaves and pickled onions.
  10. Squeeze over some fresh lime juice and enjoy!

Harissa Butter Roasted Mushrooms Recipe Notes

This Harissa Butter Roasted Mushrooms Recipe is courtesy of the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA), a group of farmers who grow and love mushrooms.

They share their passion by promoting all varieties of mushrooms, creating unique recipes that showcase the many flavour profiles of mushrooms, and engaging in charity campaigns that make the world a better place.

Why mushrooms?

These powerful little foods are packed with nutrients and fibres, have very few calories, and are an excellent source of plant protein. If spiced right, they even make a great meat replacement!

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