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Marinated Garlic Mushrooms {Addicting Syrian Recipe}

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[intro]Marinated Garlic Mushrooms is a wonderful Syrian recipe. It features marinated mushrooms that burst with a  wonderful garlic flavor. These garlic mushrooms are addicting mushroom appetizers![/intro]


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Syrian Recipes

My ex-husband was from Syria. In my attempt to try and please him, I wanted to learn Syrian recipes. I believed that our home should be comfortable for both of us. So me wanting to learn how to make Syrian recipes was one way I thought would help.


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Marinated Mushrooms

My ex-husband’s cousin, who loved to cook, showed me some of his prized Syrian recipes. One of which was marinated mushrooms. Everyone he made them for would go crazy over these garlic mushrooms.


What made these marinated mushrooms stand out was the garlic. Also that these mushroom appetizers are raw marinated mushrooms. These garlic mushrooms are great for snacking.


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Garlic Mushrooms

I had to dig into my past for these garlic mushrooms recipe. Truth is I was craving mushroom appetizers. I really missed Rami’s garlic mushrooms.  There is just something about the garlic with the mint and lemon that makes these marinated mushrooms addicting.


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Mushroom Appetizers

I admit I love mushroom appetizers. What I really like about these marinated mushrooms is that they are super easy to make. Even someone who is not a cook can make these mushroom appetizers.

Cooking Tip:

[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] W [/dropcap]hen a savory dish needs a little oomph, try a squeeze of lemon instead of salt. A hit of citrus can make the whole recipe come to life. – Source: Epicurious


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Lemon Mint

In a Syrian recipe for garlic mushrooms, you use a lemon mint combination. In Italian marinated mushrooms, instead of mint you would use parsley. Plus you use lemon instead of vinegar. 

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Marinated Garlic Mushrooms Recipe


Marinated Garlic Mushrooms is a wonderful Syrian recipe. It features marinated mushrooms that burst with a  wonderful garlic flavor. These garlic mushrooms are addicting mushroom appetizers!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 8 oz mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3 tablespoons mint
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 5 -6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt


  1. In a bowl, whisk everything but the mushrooms together.
  2. Add the mushrooms
  3. Toss to coat the mushrooms well.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, tossing occasionally.
  5. Serve them up and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 60Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

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Mary Beth

Saturday 11th of January 2020

Your recipe looks and sounds delicious. Mushrooms are a favorite of mine but I've tried them like this and can't wait to give it a go.


Monday 26th of February 2018

Such as easy way to add some extra flavor to mushrooms! These look great, I will definitely be trying!

Lisa | Garlic & Zest

Monday 26th of February 2018

Love mushrooms and garlic! I don't know much about Syrian food, but this combo sounds right up my alley.

Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen

Monday 26th of February 2018

I love the addition of mint in these mushrooms! I love finding a traditional recipe - especially when it works!

Helen of Fuss Free Flavours

Monday 26th of February 2018

Learning cuisine from different countries is wonderful. These mushrooms sound so very tasty, and so easy to make. A great appetizer, they would be wonderful with a dipping sauce.

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