Embrace all varieties of fresh spring mushrooms with our Roasted Mushroom Toasts. The simplicity of this recipe allows the natural, earthy flavours of the mushrooms to shine through.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:1 lb (500 g) mixed mushrooms, such as cremini, button and shiitake, halved
2 king oyster mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsp (30 mL) canola oil
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter, melted
4 sprigs thyme
4 cloves garlic, halved
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup (60 mL) finely chopped fresh parsley
4 slices rustic bread
1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Gruyere cheese
1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Toss the mushrooms with the oil, butter, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper. Spread in an even layer on 2 large baking sheets. Bake, stirring and rotating the pans once, for 20 to 25 minutes or until the mushrooms are browned and tender. Discard the thyme and stir in the parsley.
2. Adjust the oven to broil. Toast the bread for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden. Spoon the mushrooms over the toasts and top with cheese. Broil for 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Amanda Riva is the host of The Hot Plate, a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice, how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients.