Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Semi Wilted Mixed Greens & Mushroom Salad with White Truffle Oil

Today we had the first salad from my garden. I purchased the tomatoes and mushrooms. The greens are arugula, red leaf and romaine leaf lettuce. The romaine forms a loose head so I can break off the outer leaves and it will keep growing. The same is true for the red leaf lettuce and I did the same for the arugula. I thought the arugula might be bitter because it's trying to bolt but it was not bitter at all.
Here you can see the red leaf and romaine leaf and arugula. I removed the leaves from the stems of the arugula. I washed the leaves very well since I think the squirrels have been digging in the soil. I broke the lettuce leaves in bite sized pieces.
Here are the tomatoes I used which I cut in half and put in with the greens. The mushrooms are a mixture of baby bells, oyster, and shitake. I sauteed them in butter then sprinkled them on the greens and tomatoes. The sauteed mushrooms wilt the leaves just slightly.
I drizzled a small amount of white balsamic vinegar and white truffle oil. (I'd splurged on the white truffle oil some time ago and didn't know how I'd use it). It gives an earthy flavor to the salad. Don't add too much dressing because the mushrooms release moisture after being sauteed. At the end I added some grated parmesan cheese. This was so delicious. Nothing better than home grown. I could have added some golden raisins and chopped nuts, maybe next time. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

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    1. Hi Suzi, thanks, I am taking great pleasure in the fact that the arugula is so good for me to eat.

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  2. Sounds good, plain or loaded.

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    1. Hi Joanne, thanks, I forgot to put some of the left over lettuce I didn't use in the salad in the refrigerator and today it is just as fresh as when I picked it, just goes to show how picked the same day lettuce is so much fresher than what we get in the grocery store.

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  3. Looks good. Always nice to eat fresh produce from your garden.

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    1. Hi Gigi, thanks, oh so good, my labor is paying off.

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  4. Yum. Though I haven't ever used truffle oil. Greens, mushrooms and tomatoes are delicious any way they come.

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    1. Hi Sue, thanks, got three strawberries today but we ate them. More to come I hope

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  5. I was going to make a salad for myself for lunch today...using romaine (Cos lettuce)...but ended up making something else.

    We call arugula..."rocket" down this way.

    Maybe tomorrow I'll make the salad I intended making today. :)

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  6. Hi Lee, thanks, I read arugula is called rocket; every once in a while a salad hits the spot doesn't it.

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