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Nutrition Facts

Calories 227
  Calories from Fat 175 (77%)
(31%)Total Fat 20g
(15%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
(4%)Cholesterol 11mg
(25%)Sodium 597mg
(15%)Potassium 512mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(16%)Protein 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Grilled Mushroom, Ham, and Basil Skewers


  • 1/3 cup olive oil

  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper

  • 3 oz sliced smoked ham or Canadian bacon, cut in 16 (1-inch wide) strips

  • 16 fresh basil or small spinach leaves

  • 1 lb white button mushrooms

  • 1 medium-sized red or green bell pepper, cut in 1-inch squares

Perfect for the grill, smoked ham adds the flame-grilled flavor to the button mushrooms.


  • Preheat outdoor grill or broiler. In a small bowl combine oil, vinegar, salt and black pepper; set aside.
  • On four 8-inch or eight 4-inch skewers alternately thread ham, basil, mushrooms and bell pepper, folding ham and basil to fit on skewers. Brush generously on all sides with oil and vinegar mixture. Grill or broil 4 to 5 inches from heat source until mushrooms are golden, turning occasionally, 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Place skewers on a serving platter, brush with any remaining oil-vinegar mixture. Serve over steamed rice sprinkled with chopped parsley, if desired.

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