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Syn Free Garlic & Parsley Fried Mushrooms

This is a very quick and easy recipe to help you get some added speed food into your meals! Mushrooms are one of my favourite vegetables, but I know that they’re a bit of a Marmite veg…meaning that people either love them or hate them! I think they’re brilliant and I happen to think they’re even more brilliant when fried with garlic and herbs! 

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As you can see from the picture, I was particularly lazy cooking these as I used ‘Very Lazy Garlic’ instead of cutting up the fresh stuff. I bought Very Lazy Garlic recently when I was in a particularly bad mood and couldn’t be bothered to do all of the chopping and cooking needed to make dinner. I have to say that although I’m usually one for fresh everything it has made my life a damn sight easier! My boyfriend is also pleased because he hates garlic and particularly hates that garlic smell that lingers on your fingers after cutting it! Either way, I’m a convert to the Very Lazy stuff…but you could of course use fresh garlic and I’ve included quantities for both in the recipe below. 

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One of the most important pieces of advice any Slimming World-er can give a newbie is to eat as much speed fruit and veg as possible. The general rule is one third of your plate, but of course that doesn’t always happen. Just try and do that as much as you can and you’ll be fine! On a perfect week I might have 1/3 at every meal, more often than not though I probably mange it for about 75% of my meals…which isn’t too bad considering! Speed foods are the high density low calorie fruit and veg, which makes them ideal for filling us up without weight gain. If you’re not sure what counts as a speed food and what doesn’t just have a look at my Speed Food Shopping List

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Serves 2

Syn Free Garlic & Parsley Fried Mushrooms

A great side dish for any meal!

5Prep Time

5Cook Time

10Total Time

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  • 10x Button Mushrooms (or similar type)
  • 1tsp Very Lazy Garlic/2x Cloves Garlic, crushed
  • Handful Roughly Chopped Parsley
  • Fry Light
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)


  1. Slice the mushrooms evenly and add to a frying pan over a high heat. Spray with Fry Light and crack over salt and pepper.
  2. Stir and fry for 2 minutes, spraying Fry Light every so often to maintain a good level of moisture. The salt will draw moisture out of the mushrooms and help them cook.
  3. Add the garlic and parsley and continue to fry until soft.
  4. Serve with extra parsley to garnish and enjoy straight away!


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Calories: 14 cal
Carbohydrates: 2 g
Sodium: 83 g
Protein: 2 g
Fiber: 1 g

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  • Choclette

    06/12/2016 at 8:33 pm

    Mushrooms with garlic and herbs is one of my favourite quick suppers - I do usually have them on toast though! #CookBlogShare
    1. Cliona

      07/12/2016 at 9:39 am

      This would have been so good on toast, I didn't even think of that! My boyfriends a bit of a pain because he hates mushrooms but I think I know what I'm having for lunch today!
  • Mel

    06/12/2016 at 11:27 pm

    These mushrooms are calling my name! I love mushrooms and I would gladly have them every day, but I don't because the rest of my family think it's the food of the devil (or something along those lines) so I'm not always allowed to cook them (they whine about the smell - what is wrong with my family!). I can imagine these babies served on top of a nice big slice of wholemeal toast with a poached egg on top! On another note, I'm putting together a list of foods that are Christmassy (ish) and could feature on a 'free from' table. Your fried mushrooms are perfect for that. Do you mind if I feature you in my post next week? x Mel #CookBlogShare
    1. Cliona

      07/12/2016 at 9:42 am

      I feel your pain Mel, my boyfriend hates them! I do tend to put them in things and tell him to pick them out though...I'm the one doing the cooking after all! My mum had the same issue when we were growing up as I loved them and my brother and sister hated them, they do seem to be one of those things in life! I'm definitely having these on toast next time, and a poached egg would make it for sure! I'd be absolutely thrilled if you included them in your roundup, do send the link when it's up and I'll share it on Facebook too! x
  • Mandy

    07/12/2016 at 6:30 am

    Sounds like a lovely quick and healthy supper. Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare X
    1. Cliona

      07/12/2016 at 9:38 am

      Thank you Mandy! They were tasty! x
  • Nico @ yumsome

    07/12/2016 at 9:47 am

    I adore mushrooms and garlic (the more garlic, the better IMO!), and like Choclette, I often have them on toast as a quick lunch or supper. I suspect that come January, I'll be having a lot more meals like this! Thanks for sharing such a smashing recipe! #cookblogshare
    1. Cliona

      07/12/2016 at 9:49 am

      Thanks Nico!! Honestly I can't believe I hadn't thought about having them on toast before but it's definitely on the menu now! x
  • Eb Gargano /

    08/12/2016 at 10:43 pm

    Oooh yum! I do love a garlicky mushroom and yours look amazing! I totally agree about filling up your plate with veggies, the more the better in my book!! They are all so chock full of goodness...and of course also good for waistlines!! I was interested to hear your thoughts on the lazy garlic - I have often seen it in shops and wondered about it. I use a lot of garlic, so it would make my life much simpler - does it taste as nice as the fresh stuff? Eb x
    1. Cliona

      17/12/2016 at 6:17 pm

      Thanks Eb! Sorry for the delay in replying, my site was down for a few days! I really liked the lazy garlic, when you fry it at first it has quite a vinegary smell because I guess it's preserved in vinegar but it makes life so much easier! You can't really beat fresh garlic, but this is great for quick and easy recipes and it does add lots of flavour! x
  • Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    11/12/2016 at 10:45 am

    Love how easy dishes like this are Cliona, I'd love some for brunch today on a chunky slice of crusty bread!! Yum! Angela x

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