Introducing our Unforgettable Warm Mushroom Salad – a simple recipe that transforms the humble salad into a tantalizing, cozy delight. Combining the earthy richness of sautéed mushrooms with vibrant greens, roasted nuts, and a zesty dressing, this salad is a celebration of textures and flavors that will leave you saying, "more please."
Warm Mushroom Salad with Vinaigrette
8 cups mixed salad greens (arugula, spinach, and watercress)
2 cups mixed mushrooms (shiitake, cremini, and oyster), cleaned and sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup roasted and chopped hazelnuts or almonds
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste For the Warm Mushroom Sauté: For the Zesty Dressing:
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Mushroom Magic: In a large pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add the sliced mixed mushrooms, fresh thyme, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Sauté until the mushrooms are golden brown and infused with the aromatic flavors. Set aside.
Nutty Crunch: In a separate pan, lightly toast the hazelnuts or almonds until fragrant. Chop them coarsely for a delightful nutty crunch in your salad.
Greens Galore: Arrange the mixed salad greens on a serving platter, creating a vibrant bed for the warm mushroom sauté.
Top with Treats: Spoon the warm mushroom sauté over the greens, allowing their earthy warmth to wilt the leaves slightly. Sprinkle cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, and the chopped roasted nuts over the salad.
Dress to Impress: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, salt, and pepper. Drizzle the zesty dressing over the warm mushroom salad, ensuring every bite is kissed with its vibrant flavors.
Final Flourish: Finish the salad with a light drizzle of olive oil, a pinch of fresh thyme leaves, and a crack of black pepper for a final flourish of freshness.
Serve and Savor: Present this Unforgettable Warm Mushroom Salad immediately, inviting everyone to savor the delightful combination of warm mushrooms, crisp greens, and a symphony of textures and flavors