Warm Spinach Salad with Smoked Mushrooms

Warm Spinach Salad With Smoked Mushrooms

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Patrick Johnson


This is a simple but fairly sophisticated tasting salad. The mushrooms hold up well to the smoke and provide a meaty note of complexity.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
5 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    shallots, minced
  • 2 tsp
    creole mustard
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    champagne vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil, extra virgin

  • 1/2 lb
    shiitake mushrooms
  • 5 c
    baby spinach
  • 1/2
    red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz
    manchego cheese
  • ·
    sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Warm Spinach Salad with Smoked Mushrooms


  1. To make the vinaigrette, in a small nonreactive bowl combine the shallots, mustard and honey and whisk to combine. Slowly add olive oil in steady stream, whisking constantly until emulsified.
  2. To smoke the mushrooms, prepare smoker. Trim mushroom stems and lightly wipe caps clean. Smoke mushrooms until tender, 10-12 minutes.
  3. In a large nonreactive bowl, combine greens, mushrooms and red onion. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. In a small nonreactive saucepan over medium-low heat, warm dressing being careful not to let it boil.
  5. When dressing is warm to touch, pour it over greens and toss.
  6. Divide between 4 warmed salad plates and shave cheese on top using vegetable peeler.

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About Warm Spinach Salad with Smoked Mushrooms

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Low Fat Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy

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