Air Fryer Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Easy Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with zesty and crispy chickpeas make a quick and tasty dish with minimal prep.

These Air Fryer Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are perfect for a summer meal. Not only is this recipe super convenient, but it’s super healthy.

Portobello Mushrooms are one of the most commonly consumed mushrooms and are a source of B vitamins, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and copper.

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

There are a few prep steps to get the mushrooms ready:
1. Wipe the mushrooms with a damp paper towel if they need to be cleaned.
2. Turn the mushroom over and remove the stem.
3. Finally, take a spoon and gently scoop out the gills. It’s best for taste and texture to remove and discard them for a stuffed mushroom recipe.

What are chickpeas?
Chickpeas are nutrient powerhouses, budget-friendly and a versatile option for year-round healthy eating. Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are a type of legume have been grown and eaten in Middle Eastern countries for thousands of years. As a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits. Additionally, this legume is high in protein.

What is an air fryer?
An air fryer is a miniature convection oven. It is a countertop cooking appliance that combines a heating element and a powerful fan to circulate hot air around your food so that it cooks more evenly and efficiently than in a normal oven. Air fryers produce foods that are crispy outside and moist and tender inside.

Air Fryer Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

There is a lot going on with these Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms but in all the best possible ways. These mushrooms are so good, with a lot of flavors packed in.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 2 large portobello mushrooms (or 3 medium) (stems removed and gills cleaned)
  • 1 ½ cups chickpeas (15-ounce can) (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • tablespoon tahini
  • tablespoons plant based milk (soy, almond, oat or coconut)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (pressed or finely minced)
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon ground sea salt (or to taste)
  • teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • Cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • Fresh chives for garnish (chopped)


  • In a medium bowl, mash about 3/4 of the chickpeas with a fork.
  • Add the lime juice, tahini, plant based milk, garlic, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, cumin, cilantro and cayenne pepper and stir until smooth.
  • Stuff each mushroom with the chickpea mixture and top with the remaining chickpeas.
  • Add the stuffed mushrooms to the air fryer basket. Cook the mushrooms in a basket style air fryer at 380°F for 15 – 20 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Garnish with chives.
Keyword mushrooms, portobello mushrooms, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

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