Mushroom Salad – A Deliciously Different Take on a Classic
Mushrooms add a unique flavor and texture to salads, making them an interesting, yet accessible, mix-up from conventional lettuce-based recipes. This Mushroom Salad is a perfect way to get creative in the kitchen and add a delicious twist to your next meal.
This dish is full of rich, earthy flavors, with a pleasing combination of sautéed mushrooms, crunchy cucumber, and creamy avocado. The sharp tang of the red onion and bright burst of the lemon juice add a unique brightness, while the creamy smoked paprika dressing adds another layer of fantastic flavor. Trust us –– it’ll make your taste buds sing!
• 2 cups sliced mushrooms of your choice
• 1/2 cucumber, diced
• 1/2 red onion, finely sliced
• 1 avocado, diced
• Juice of 1/2 lemon
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
• Salt and pepper to taste
1. Begin by heating a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté for about 5 minutes until the mushrooms are lightly browned.
2. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large bowl.
3. Add the cucumber, onion, and avocado and toss gently to combine.
4. Drizzle with the lemon juice and olive oil, then sprinkle with paprika, salt, and pepper.
5. Give the mixture a gentle toss to combine. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
This flavorful Mushroom Salad is sure to be a hit at any gathering — it looks amazing and tastes even better! This unique combination of mushrooms and classic salad add-ins pairs perfectly with spicy foods or heartier dishes like pasta, grilled meats, or roasted vegetables.
This dish is inspired by the classic French Salade Lyonnaise, but with a twist. You could swap out the mushrooms for strips of bacon for a smoky, salty kick, or try out other garnishes like sliced hard-boiled eggs, avocado, or even feta cheese! No matter which way you go, you’re sure to end up with a delicious and filling salad.