This weekend is Easter. Here in the Southern hemisphere it also signals the beginning of cooler weather. So we’re enjoying as much time outdoors as much as possible. These chorizo and mushroom bite-size skewers are the perfect Easter picnic food that will fill you up without filling you out!
Skewers make great picnic food, party snacks, and braai additions. They’re also a great way to get picky eaters to try new foods or eat more vegetables.
Putting food on skewers is a great way to make sure your family eats a balanced meal. Balancing protein and vegetables and managing portion control is easy when you’re putting everything on a skewer.
Chorizo And Mushroom Bite-Size Skewers
Chorizo and mushroom skewers make the perfect picnic food. While we’re soaking up all the extra vitamin D we can supplement with mushrooms.
Did you know that mushrooms make vitamin d from the sun, just like our bodies do!
Mushrooms and humans react the same way when exposed to the sun. Not only are mushrooms the only plant source of vitamin D; they are also able to increase their natural Vitamin D content with exposure to the sun. Just like us and just as it happens in our bodies.
Chorizo and Mushroom Bite-Size Skewers
- 125 g chorizo
- 30 baby button mushrooms
- 1 large red bell pepper
- 1 large yellow bell pepper
- 1 tsp chipotle flakes
- ½ lemon juiced
- olive oil
- Slice the bell peppers into small bite-sized squares.
- Slice chorizo into rounds. In a large non-stick frying pan fry the rounds until crispy.
- Remove them and set aside on a paper towel but reserve the chorizo oil.
- Fry the baby buttons and the bell peppers in the chorizo oil until just done. Season with salt and chipotle flakes.
- Turn the heat off and add the lemon juice.
- Assemble the skewers with 3 mushrooms per skewer and a few pieces of chorizo and peppers.
- Serve while still warm.
DISCLAIMER: This post was sponsored by The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association. The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association provided me with this recipe and associated images. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company, and/or its affiliates, in any way. The fact is, I’m crazy about mushrooms, and want to shout it from the rooftops anyway.