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These easy pan-fried oyster mushrooms are made with garlic, shallots, and red wine vinegar. All you need are 7 simple ingredients and about 25 minutes to make this delicious, healthy, and vegan vegetable side dish recipe!

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Have you ever wondered what to do with oyster mushrooms? This easy pan-fried oyster mushrooms recipe is such a delicious way to enjoy them as a vegetable side dish!

In this post I share tips for preparing and cleaning oyster mushrooms, ideas for what to serve them with to make a complete meal, and also some impressive nutrition facts.

As a dietitian, I love any recipe that helps you eat more veggies – I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do 🙂

If you’re in need of more side dish inspiration, I have a roundup post with 20+ Vegetable Side Dish Ideas just like this one!

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Recipe Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this oyster mushrooms recipe are 7 simple ingredients:

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

  1. You can use diced onions in place of shallots.
  2. You can try this with balsamic vinegar, in place of red wine vinegar! It will be a little sweeter, but the flavour profiles work well too 🙂
  3. If you can’t find oyster mushrooms, feel free to try this recipe with another mushroom variety. If using a more common mushroom like cremini, just be sure to slice them up!
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Where To Buy Oyster Mushrooms

While oyster mushroom season may vary where you live, they are in peak season during the Spring where I am from (in the Pacific Northwest). That said, you can typically find them all year long.

Oyster mushrooms may not be available at all grocery stores, but it’s always worth asking at your local store! I personally find oyster mushrooms at my local Whole Foods (next to all the other mushroom varieties) and also at one of the large public markets.

How To Clean & Prepare Oyster Mushrooms

Mushrooms have a tendency to soak up so much liquid when you wash them, which can make them too watery when you cook them! I love getting a nice browning on my mushrooms, so I recommend to avoid rinsing or soaking oyster mushrooms if possible.

Instead, you can take a damp paper towel and gently wipe away any excess dirt. Similarly, if there is dirt on the stems, you can scrape that off with a knife or simply cut those parts away.

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Oyster Mushrooms Nutrition Benefits

Oyster mushrooms are a good source of dietary fiber. They even provide a small amount of plant-based protein (3 grams per 1 cup serving).

From a micronutrient standpoint, oyster mushrooms are a good source of:

  • niacin
  • vitamin B5
  • folate
  • potassium
  • iron
  • phosphorus
  • zinc

Like most other veggies, oyster mushrooms are also a source of antioxidants – helping to protect against cellular damage in your body.

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What To Serve With This Recipe

Need some ideas on how to make these oyster mushrooms a full meal? I highly recommend pairing it with a yummy protein and starch to make it nutritionally-balanced!

Protein Pairing Ideas:

Starch Pairing Ideas:

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More Easy Vegetable Side Dish Recipes

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Get the Recipe: Easy Pan Fried Oyster Mushrooms (Vegan)

These easy pan-fried oyster mushrooms are made with garlic, shallots, and red wine vinegar. All you need are 7 simple ingredients and about 25 minutes to make this delicious, healthy, and vegan vegetable side dish recipe!
Closeup photo of pan-fried oyster mushrooms on a white plate.
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound oyster mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 a small shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 a lemon, juice only
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Prep oyster mushrooms: if mushrooms are dirty, take a damp paper towel and gently wipe away any excess dirt. If there is dirt on the stems, you can scrape that off with a knife or cut those parts away. Tear mushrooms into smaller, individual pieces.
  • Heat olive oil on a large pan over medium heat. Cook shallots and garlic for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly browned and fragrant.
  • Add mushrooms to the pan, stir continuously for 1-2 minutes, until covered in oil.
  • Then, allow mushrooms to cook undisturbed for about 3 minutes. Toss and cook undisturbed for another 3 minutes. The mushrooms should start to shrink and brown.
  • Stir in red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Continue to cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with the remainder of your meal (see blog post for ideas). Enjoy!

Notes

*LEFTOVERS: Leftovers of this recipe can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3-5 days. You can reheat them on the stovetop (in a pan) or in the microwave. Feel free to repurpose them in other dishes, like frittatas, scrambled eggs, or pastas!
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS:
  • You can use diced onions in place of shallots.
  • You can try this with balsamic vinegar, in place of red wine vinegar! It will be a little sweeter, but the flavour profiles work well too 🙂
  • If you can’t find oyster mushrooms, feel free to try this recipe with another mushroom variety. If using a more common mushroom like cremini, just be sure to slice them up!
 
*SERVING IDEAS: As this is a veggie side dish, I recommend serving these oyster mushrooms with a protein and starch to make a complete meal. I’ve included a bunch of serving ideas in the main blog post – feel free to scroll up to explore 🙂

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