I think mushrooms are one of my favourite vegetables particularly exotic mushrooms like shittake. This is a really simple warm salad. Lightly sautéed mushrooms tossed in an Asian inspired dressing and served with leafy greens. Delicious warm or cold.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
What’s Good About It?
Mushrooms are ideal for supporting immune health. Rich in beta glucans which have been shown to support immune function. They also contain minerals such as selenium which plays a key role in immune health.
- Make up the dressing by whisking all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Heat the oil and butter in a large non-stick sauté pan over a medium high heat.
- Add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until just wilted. Turn off the heat and pour over the dressing. Toss well.
- Place the greens in a shallow bowl or platter. Top with the sautéed mushrooms and dressing. Scatter with sesame seeds.
Did You Know?
Mushrooms are a surprising source of protein 100g contains around 3g protein with only 22 calories. Use a selection of mushrooms for this dish – shittake, button mushrooms, oyster and enoki are all delicious options.
1tsp olive oil
250g mixed mushrooms, wiped and thickly sliced.
Sea salt and black pepper
150g selection of spicy salad leaves such as baby red chard, rocket, watercress, baby spinach
1tbsp sesame seeds
Soy and Ginger Dressing
¼ onion, diced
3tbsp tamari soy sauce
2tbsp rice vinegar
½ tsp sugar, xylitol or honey
1tsp fresh ginger, grated
1tbsp olive oil
2tsp sesame oil