Oyster mushrooms make a great main ingredient for many dishes. They offer a complex, earthy taste that can make even the simplest foods enticing.
From saute to grill, there are many ways you can prepare oyster mushrooms, and they are always an absolute joy to eat. So if you’re looking to explore everything they have to offer, check out the following easy vegan oyster mushroom recipes.
1. Pan-Fried Green Herb Oyster Mushroom By My Pure Plants
We’ll start the list off with a fantastic side dish that you can make any night of the week. This pan-fried recipe combines thyme, parsley, chili pepper, and lemon juice to naturally bring out the flavors of the oyster mushrooms.
A cast-iron skillet works best for this recipe, but you can also cook the mushrooms in a frying pan as well. After preparation, it only takes 2-3 minutes to saute the oyster mushrooms.
2. Vegan Shawarma With Oyster Mushrooms By The Edgy Veg
Who doesn’t love shawarma? This recipe lets you prepare a giant skewer of shawarma for dinner.
The recipe uses a long spice list to get the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors. Once you have all the spices and ingredients, it only takes 30 minutes to prepare and cook this flavorful dish.
Also included in the recipe is a quick and easy Middle-Eastern-style salad that is a great topping for your vegan shawarma. Don’t forget to serve the meal with vegan yogurt sauce, pita, and hot sauce.
3. Vegan Oyster Mushroom Chicken Skewers By Best Of Vegan
Skewering your oyster mushrooms makes them easier to grill at your next BBQ.
This simple recipe has you make a zesty yet sweet marinade for the mushrooms. Some of the standout ingredients include tahini, vegan Greek yogurt, Aleppo chili, and sumac onions.
If you are using wooden skewers, you’ll want to soak them in water to avoid burning them during grilling. Other than that, this recipe is easy to prepare and easy to grill.
Serve the finished skewers with salads and flatbreads for an authentic Middle-Eastern-inspired meal.
4. East Pan Fried Oyster Mushrooms By Walder Wellness
If you need a quick and easy side dish, this pan-fried mushroom is a great idea. The recipe only needs seven ingredients and 25 minutes to cook.
Other than the mushrooms, you’ll use olive oil, garlic, shallots, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and fresh parsley in this sauteed dish. If you don’t have red wine vinegar, you can always use red wine instead.
Once you clean your mushrooms and chop up the other ingredients, you’re ready to pan-fry. The garlic and wine combination makes this side work great with almost any main dish.
5. Fried Oyster Mushrooms By Cooking With Ayeh
Have you been looking for a vegan fried chicken alternative? You should try these fried oyster mushrooms. They offer a crispy and crunchy vegan alternative.
The recipe uses a double batter technique, but it’s also easy to make. While the recipe doesn’t have the exact 11 herbs and spices KFC uses, you’ll want to stock up on spices before preparing these. You’ll use a mix of paprika, turmeric, garlic, onion, and cayenne pepper to season these mushrooms.
For best results, you’ll want to deep fry the mushrooms. If you want a healthier option, you can prepare the mushrooms in an air fryer.
6. Vegan Calamari Oyster Mushrooms By K33 Kitchen
Calamari is an all-time favorite appetizer, and this recipe lets vegans enjoy it as well.
Surprisingly easy to prepare, you can have the calamari ready to serve in under 20 minutes. The key to getting the perfect crispness is to fry the mushrooms in batches. If you fry all of them at once, the oil will cool, and you may end up with mushy mushrooms instead.
Once fried, squeeze lemon or lime juice over the dish to bring out the flavors in each bite. You can also use your favorite vegan dips or chili sauce to add even more flavor.
7. King Oyster Mushroom Pulled Pork By Live Eat Learn
Vegan pulled pork is a great dish to bring to your next pot-luck BBQ, and it’s easy to cook. You can prep this oyster mushroom recipe in less than 5 minutes, and it only takes 20 minutes to cook.
To get a traditional BBQ flavor, you’ll want to use a mix of smoked paprika, garlic, salt, and cayenne pepper. The recipe also calls for BBQ sauce. When choosing a sauce, make sure you find a vegan BBQ sauce.
This vegan pulled pork alternative has tons of flavor, and you can serve it as a sandwich or standalone.
8. Air Fried Oyster Mushrooms By I Heart Umami
If you’re looking for a healthier fried chicken, this is the best option we found. Instead of frying in oil, you can use an air fryer to crisp your oyster mushrooms.
The key to getting the perfect fried chicken is buttermilk. Instead of buttermilk, this recipe suggests using almond or soy milk instead. For the coating, you’ll use a mix of white rice flour, garlic, salt, and onion powder.
You’ll also want something to dip these yummy tenders in. Luckily the recipe shows you how to make a sweet and spicy bang bang sauce.
9. Oyster Mushroom Noodle Stir-Fry By Cooking For Peanuts
This Asian-inspired noodle dish is quick to prepare, and your whole family will love it.
One of the best things about noodle dishes is their versatility. You can easily substitute your favorite vegetables and noodles in this recipe. Bell peppers, spinach, cabbage, snow peas, and baby corn are a few suggested additions to this noodle stir-fry.
The recipe calls for Guanmiao noodles, but you can sub in any type of noodle that you have in your pantry.
10. Vegan King Oyster Mushroom Scallops By Bianca Zaptka
These vegan scallops are great as an appetizer or part of the main dish. Their distinct lemon-garlic butter flavor gives the mushrooms the perfect combination of flavors in each bite.
Pan-frying these mushrooms is part of the fun. The combination of aromatics fills the kitchen during cooking. Your whole family will be anxiously waiting for dinner when they smell these oyster mushrooms cooking.
As a main dish, the recipe suggests serving the scallops over pasta. You could also serve them with salads, mashed potatoes, or bruschetta.
11. Fried Oyster Mushrooms By Vegan With Curves
You can describe these fried oyster mushrooms as crispy and meaty. They make a great healthy alternative to fried chicken tenders.
To get the best results, you’ll want to fry the mushrooms in a cast iron skillet or deep fryer. Of course, you can use an air-fryer to make these even healthier.
The recipe suggests using spelt flour or chickpea flour for the breading. Spelt flour gives you a rich dark brown color and thinner coating. Chickpea flour is crispier but has lighter color.
12. Sauteed Oyster Mushrooms By Blondelish
Sauteeing mushrooms are healthy and quick. If you follow this recipe, you’ll have a delicious meal in less than 20 minutes.
A mix of white wine, chives, and parsley adds flavor to these oyster mushrooms.
The recipe suggests serving this over jasmine rice. If you’re looking for a healthier, feel free to use black, brown, or wild rice instead of jasmine. You can also use these mushrooms as a topping on sandwiches or vegan burgers.
13. Spicy King Oyster Mushroom Stir-Fry By The Woks Of Life
If you like Chinese take-out, you’ll love this recipe. The combination of ingredients offers a traditional stir-fried pork experience without the meat. It’s also extra spicy if you like your meals hot.
Surprisingly, this recipe doesn’t have many ingredients. Other than the king oyster mushrooms, you’ll use a mix of ginger, garlic, spicy bean sauce, light soy sauce, and sugar. The spice comes from long hot peppers. The recipe calls for five peppers, but you can add or remove them to your liking.
14. Battered Oyster Mushroom Chicken By Plant You
A mix of soy milk, apple cider vinegar, hot sauce, and nutritional yeast sets this battered oyster mushroom chicken recipe apart from the others on our list. This mixture is a great vegan alternative to buttermilk and gives you a thick batter for your mushrooms.
Instead of deep frying, the recipes suggest air frying the mushrooms. It should take approximately 6 minutes to fry the mushrooms to perfection. Serve the fried mushrooms immediately to enjoy the crispy texture.
15. Fried Rice With Oyster Mushrooms By Zucker & Jagdwurst
Fried rice is a quick dish, and you can serve it as a meal or side.
This rice is filling and includes frozen peas, fresh spinach, soy sprouts, and carrots. Combined with traditional Asian spices, you’ll love this vegan fried rice dish.
When cooking fried rice, it’s always best to use pre-cooked rice. If you can steam the rice the day before and refrigerate it, you’ll get the best results when frying.
16. Oyster Mushroom Po’ Boys By Love & Lemons
Have you ever tried a po’boy? It’s a traditional Cajun sandwich popular in New Orleans. This vegan version tastes just as good as a shrimp po’boy and will transport you’ll feel like you’re at Mardi Gras after every bite.
While this recipe has more preparation, it’s worth it. You’ll need to marinate the mushrooms, then dip them in a flax seed mixture.
Toppings are just as important when making a po’ boy. To get an authentic experience, add tomatoes, pickles, arugula, and Dijoniase to the sandwich.
17. Vegan Fried Chicken By So Vegan
This might be the crispiest vegan fried chicken on the list.
The trick to get the breading crispy is using soya milk. The recipe suggests that soya milk curdles when mixed with lemon juice. This improves the texture of the breading and oyster mushrooms.
You can add your favorite spice mix to the batter, but So Vegan suggests paprika, garlic powder, and peri-peri seasoning.
18. Korean-Inspired Fried Oyster Mushroom By Veggie Anh
Koreans have their version of fried chicken, and this vegan version gives you all the flavor but eliminates the meat.
To create the perfect breading, you’ll combine flour, baking powder, and panko breadcrumbs. Seasoning is a mix of salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika. Gochugaru is the key ingredient. These Korean red pepper flakes pack a punch, so be careful when adding them to the mix.
The homemade Gochujang sauce is a combination of Korean chili pepper paste, soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger.
19. Grilled Oyster Mushrooms Kebab By Give Recipe
Marinading your oyster mushrooms bring out their flavor. Grilling is also one of the best ways to get the most flavor out of oyster mushrooms.
The marinade is easy to make, and you only need to marinade for about 5 minutes for the mushrooms to soak up the flavors. Once ready, place the mushrooms on skewers. When skewering the mushrooms, it’s best to place them horizontally, so they don’t tear during grilling.
20. Tangy Grilled King Oyster Mushroom Skewers By VegNews
Here’s another mushroom skewer option for grilling. The recipe mixes garlic, balsamic vinegar, and thyme to create a unique flavor profile.
After 30 minutes of marinating, the mushrooms are ready for the grill. To get the best results during grilling, you should avoid cooking the skewers directly over the fire. Using indirect heat ensures the mushrooms cook thoroughly but don’t burn.
21. Oyster Mushroom Wings By Vegan, What?
These oyster mushroom wings are crispy, full of flavor, and healthy. They offer a crisp and crunchy outside that tastes just like your favorite fried chicken recipe.
Inside, the oyster mushrooms give the dish a meaty texture. The combination of cayenne, onion powder, and garlic powder adds to the flavor profile of the dish.
Instead of frying, you should air fry the mushrooms. This makes them healthier but still gives you the crunchy outside you desire.
Wings need dip for an authentic experience. The recipe suggests using maple mustard dip, ranch, sriracha, or tahini for dipping.
22. Vegan Fish Oyster Mushroom Tacos By Cafe Sazony Vida
When I think of fish tacos, I think of fresh ingredients. This vegan version has everything you’d expect from a fish taco but uses oyster mushrooms instead.
For the main ingredient, you’ll mix oyster mushrooms with coconut Aminos, Sazon, and avocado oil. The mixture is pan-fried in a skillet.
The toppings are just as important in a fish taco. Luckily the recipe shows you how to make a homemade cilantro lime and jalapeno creme. Don’t forget the tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, and other taco toppings.
23. Oyster Mushroom Sandwiches By Sweet Simple Vegan
This BLT alternative is one of our favorite oyster mushroom recipes. Instead of bacon, you’ll use mushroom, lettuce, tomato, and avocado to create this MLTA.
The mushrooms are pan-seared in vegan butter before prepping the sandwich. You can make your vegan butter before preparing these sandwiches instead of buying it at a store.
Once cooked, you combine the mushrooms with lettuce, tomato, and fresh avocado slices on your favorite bread. You can also pick and choose your favorite dressing or vegan mayo for the sandwich.
Easy Vegan Oyster Mushroom Recipes, Final Thoughts
As you can see, oyster mushrooms are a versatile ingredient. From frying to grilling, there are so many ways you can prepare oyster mushrooms. And while they are mostly served as side dishes, oyster mushrooms also work great as a main dish.
If you’re looking for more culinary inspiration after these easy vegan oyster mushroom recipes, check out these easy vegan dinner recipes.