I recently went to one of the best sushi places in California. It was one of those places where everything on the menu was phenomenal, not just the sushi. For one of our starter dishes, we ordered their mushroom salad and let me tell ya, I’ve never had something so simple, tasty and healthy in one bite. I was actually blown away by how good it was. Plus, I was stunned that it was served slightly warm/at room temp!
By the end of it, I was seriously scraping the bowl for more! So, kudos to them for inspiring me to create something similar. I wanted to recreate this because I just had to have more. I wanted a recipe I could always go back to since this restaurant wasn’t easily accessible to me. I created this with my own twist and I think it’s something you will really enjoy.
This salad includes red kale and red leaf lettuce, tender mushrooms, chives and a soy vinaigrette that is so savory you will be licking your bowl clean.
Now, let’s talk about mushrooms. You will want a varietal mushroom pack when it comes to this recipe. I find that when you buy them in the pack together as opposed to each individual pack you get more bang for your buck. But, if you have to purchase them separately, no worries! I like to try and get an asian mushroom variety since this is a Asian forward dish. Some of the asian mushrooms I suggest incorporating are: crimini, shiitake and oyster. However, feel free to incorporate your mushrooms of choice.
For the salad, I like to saute them in olive oil for 2-3 minutes until they become warm and tender. This is where the warmness from the salad comes from. When they are done, you let them cool for 5 minutes then transfer them to your salad bowl and toss with dressing. It’s as easy as 1,2,3.
I know you might have one last question for me: Does this have to be served Warm?
No, it definitely does not! That is the best part. It is a versatile salad that you can meal prep, have for a weekday or weekend lunch or even accompany a nice dinner. You can serve it warm or you can cool it in the fridge before serving.
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Meet the simplest yet, most flavorful salad you will ever have: Warm Mushroom Salad. Not only is it simple and flavorful, this dish is so easy to make containing only three main ingredients!
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