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ZimboKitcen fried buttom mushroom

Fried Button Mushroom

3-4 Servings ~ 15 minutes
  • 1 punnet button mushrooms, diced
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme

Usually, it is the case that button mushroom is used in recipes in the context of mushroom sauce. The goal here was to come up with some other viable approach to preparing button mushroom and hopefully give anyone interested a break from the regular button mushroom sauce.

In just 15 minutes following this recipe, you will have yourself a fantastic side dish to accompany your main meal. It all depends on your preference, serve this dish warm or hot. You can have it with just about anything, even Sadza if you so wish.

Button mushroom is generally harder to farm compared to oyster mushroom. This makes button mushroom harder to find during certain seasons and even pricey. In that case, or in any case I should say, you could use this same recipe with oyster mushroom which tends to be widely available and certainly of a better price tag sometimes, in our context here in Zim.

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Before we get started, here are a few notes around this recipe that you may find handy…

  1. Dried parsley may be used in place of the dried basil and thyme.
  2. As already mentions, oyster mushroom may be used in place of the button mushroom.
  3. 1 tbsp butter or suitable margarine may be used in place of the oil.
  4. Dried Thyme and basil are herbs which can be found at the spices and condiments section in supermarkets.
  5. This is a vegan and vegetarian friendly recipe.

To get yourself this lovely dish in no time…


  1. Get your ingredients together. Heat oil in pan. Add onion and garlic. Fry for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the mushroom and fry for about a minute.
  3. Add the tomatoes, the herbs, salt and pepper. Give a quick stir.
  4. Close the pan and simmer on low heat until the mushroom and tomatoes are cooked through and the juice from the tomatoes is reduced (about 5 -8 min).
  5. Open and stir occasionally. Sprinkle the spring onions just before serving. Enjoy!
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ZimboKitcen fried buttom mushroom