Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, thyme and lemon peel to skillet and stir. Cover and cook until mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes. Uncover, increase heat to high and cook until mushrooms begin to brown, about 6 minutes. Cool slightly.
Transfer mushroom mixture to processor. Add cheese, lemon juice, remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil and finely chop, using on/off turns. Mix in parsley; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to small bowl. (Can be made 3 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.) Serve with toasted bread rounds.
Makes about 1-1/2 cups.
Per 2-tablespoon serving: calories, 30; fat, 2 g; sodium, 17 mg; cholesterol, 1 mg
Source: Richard Sax and Marie Simmons in: Bon Appetit (June 1993) Typed for you by Karen Mintzias