Field mushrooms with mozzarella, pecorino and spinach

Calorie count: 159

Mushrooms are a good low-calorie substitute for beef, so swap them when you can. This recipe works brilliantly as a breakfast too, and makes good use of spinach, that unmatched Fast Day champion.


100 g baby spinach leaves, washed and wilted
½ tsp garlic, crushed
1 large or 2 medum field mushrooms, washed and dried
50 g low-fat mozzarella, torn
2 tsp pecorino, grated or shaved
fresh thyme leaves
salt and pepper
salad leaves to serve

  • Preheat grill to 200˚C/400˚F. Mix spinach, chilli flakes and garlic in a small bowl and fill cap of mushroom. 
  • Place mushroom on grill rack and dot with mozzarella. Scatter with pecorino and thyme leaves, season and grill for 7-10 minutes, or until cheese has melted and mushroom is cooked but still firm. 
  • Serve with a handful of dressed salad leaves.