Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Hummus and Roasted Red Peppers
If there is anything that I miss about dairy products, it is definitely cream cheese. I am completely content with a cold, cashew based cream cheese on a bagel, but when it comes to hot recipes, it’s just not the same.
There is one ingredient that I have found that cures my cravings for hot creamy dishes– hummus. As strange as it sounds, hummus really mimics the zest and texture of hot cream cheese, especially when its mixed with other flavors.
These vegan stuffed mushrooms are full of flavor without any dairy or meat. If you are looking for a Paleo or gluten-free option, simply replace the panko breadcrumbs with a gluten-free variety. Be careful when you are shopping for breadcrumbs as many brands have milk or cheese ingredients. I have found that plain, panko breadcrumbs usually just have minimal ingredients– salt, bread, and soybean oil. Like anything else, make sure you check the label if you have a dietary restriction.
This recipe can be modified in many ways, especially if you have extra veggies lying around. I like a little spice to mine, so I add jalapenos. If you do not like spice, you can simply omit them or try something with less heat like a poblano pepper.
These can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. Leave the panko breadcrumbs off until you are ready to put them in the oven.