Garlic Mushroom Croutes


Try using a combination of different mushrooms as well as the flat mushrooms.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil plus extra for brushing
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 large flat mushrooms, thickly sliced (350g)
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ x 25g pack flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • ½ tsp LoSalt
  • 125g ciabatta loaf, halved horizontally


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the shallots for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and mushrooms and fry for 3-4 minutes, adding 50ml water. Stir in the vinegar, most of the parsley and LoSalt and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Brush the cut surface of the ciabatta with a little oil and griddle for 1-2 minutes until golden. Top with the mushrooms and sprinkle with the remaining parsley to serve.