I love this Fresh Mushroom Salad recipe. The fact is I love mushrooms in just about any form. It’s also an especially nice salad on a hot summer day.
A few years back, while we were on a trip to France, we were served a fresh mushroom salad that I fell in love with. I ask for the recipe and how to prepare this amazing salad. I was given general information about how it was made, but nothing very concrete. When I came home, I did some experimenting and came up with this fresh mushroom salad recipe that almost replicated what we’d been served.
It’s such a lovely salad, and it’s so very easy. This fresh mushroom salad recipe is now in my favorites file. So here it is:
Fresh Mushroom Salad
- 4 cups trimmed, cleaned, and sliced White Mushrooms
- 4 cups trimmed, cleaned, and sliced Crimini Mushrooms
- 3/4 fresh flat-leaf Parsley leaves (stems removed)
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup fresh Lemon Juice
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3/4 shaved Parmesan cheese
Mix the sliced mushrooms and parsley in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil and lemon juice until well blended, then add salt and pepper to taste. Pour the oil mixture over the mushrooms, and toss until all the ingredients are well coated. Add the shave the Parmesan on top. Lightly toss and serve.
Notes: To simplify this recipe further, I buy a 10 oz bag each (2 bags total), of Crimini & White Mushroom already cleaned and sliced which amounts to 8 cups of mushrooms. I also buy the Parmesan cheese already shaved and ready to go. Equal amounts of olive oil and lemon juice may seem wrong, but it is important to the overall taste of this dish.
This fresh mushroom salad is a great side dish for any meal. It can be made ahead of time if time is a challenge. Sometimes I’ll just have this for lunch with some good quality cheeses, a homemade baguette and crisp white wine such as a Pinot Grigio. This is especially nice on a hot summer day when you’re searching for something a little lighter. This dish is a yummy alternative.
Time to eat…
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