Harissa Portobello Mushroom “Tacos”

Harissa Portobello Mushroom Tacos

LOVE this dish!!!  I found this treasure on the Healthy Nibbles and Bits website.  It is so full of different flavors and textures.  The recipe calls for collard leaves for the wrap, but it is also great with chard, romaine or any strong-leaf green.  Because I have a wheat and corn free diet, this is a great option for me.  For those who can’t give up their tortillas, this dish still works great with any kind of wrap.

I was unable to locate any store bought Harissa Sauce that didn’t have citric acid in it as an additive.  That ingredient is best to avoid, so I chose to make my own sauce from scratch.  I would encourage you to search online for a version of the sauce that is best suited to your spice tolerance.  Most harissa sauces are quite spicy.  I prefer a mild to moderate spice, so I opted for a tamer version of the recipe.

Here is the recipe I used for my Harissa sauce.  The tweaks I made to the original recipe were as follows:  I used raw garlic cloves instead of cooking them.  This retains more of their healing power and gives a stronger kick to the spicy aspect of the dish.  I cut the recommended olive oil measurement in half (to ¼ cup) as I like to keep things low fat.  It results in a chunkier sauce that works well to not drip out of the wrap as much.  And, I used coconut sugar as a healthier replacement for the sugar ingredient.  https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/harissa-sauce-107098

Here is how my version of sauce turned out:

Harissa sauce

For the “taco” recipe, I made the following tweaks:  Although the recipe calls for soaking the cashews overnight for the cashew cream, I hadn’t planned ahead for that.  So I soaked them in hot water for one hour.  I also added 0.66 ounces of fresh dill to the cashew cream.  I like adding fresh sprouts to the wrap as well.  You can find the full recipe here: https://healthynibblesandbits.com/harissa-portobello-mushroom-tacos/

This is a recipe I will go back to again and again!  Enjoy!


My recipe blog is a collection of healthy recipes that I have gathered over many years of healthy eating.  It is a way for me to share my favorite finds and to introduce you to other bloggers and books that are promoting healthy choices.  I often have to tweak the original recipe in order to align it with my health philosophy.  I will provide you with my adjustments and my reasons for them in order to help you to become a better recipe detective.

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