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Warm Mushroom Salad with Walnuts and Feta Cheese

by Emma on October 19, 2010

in Dinner

Long recipe name. Good salad.

This recipe was sort of inspired by my sister's fiance, Jeremy. She told me that he likes feta and mushrooms. And I thought, "I like feta and mushrooms too….hmm…" And thus a recipe idea was born.

And before you think I'm such a sweet gal for trying to impress my future brother in law you should know that my sister is allergic to mushrooms.

Too bad for her.

I'm evil. But, hey it's not like they are hidden mushrooms. No, this salad is in-your-face mushroom central. So…um…go back to thinking I'm a sweet gal. I liked that better.

Warm Mushroom Salad with Walnuts and Feta

Ingredients: salad greens (I used a mix of lettuces and spinach), 3-4 cups sliced mushrooms (any variety is fine, cooking time will vary based on they type of mushrooms you use), 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic, a scant 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, 1/4 cup crumbled feta, and salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl combine the red wine vinegar and minced garlic and allow them to mingle for 5-10 minutes. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium/high heat, add in mushrooms and cook until soft. Add in garlic/vinegar mix and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and, using a slotted spoon (less mushroom liquid), arrange mushrooms over a bed of salad greens. Season with a bit of salt and pepper, then sprinkle walnuts and feta over top. Serve warm.


AlyssaG October 19, 2010 at 10:56 am

hmmm this look interesting… may have to try it! feta is amazing! :)

Desiree Cherisse October 19, 2010 at 1:08 pm

YUMMMM i’m going to try this!!!

Mandy Crandell October 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I can’t wait to try this! You have some amazing recipes. Are you a veg-head too? Oh, and I just adore your writing style. :)

Liz October 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I take it you’re a fan of mushrooms? :) I’m not complaining. They are my FAVORITE. Mushroom recipes for the win!

J.P. October 19, 2010 at 9:30 pm

yay! i love all these ingredients! thanks for sharing :)

Bekka October 19, 2010 at 9:48 pm

This looks so good. I’m a big fan of feta and zucchini myself, but I imagine it goes great with mushrooms!

WhippedCreamOnTop October 19, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Oh my goodness! This salad looks to be heaven on earth! It is on my list for next weeks dinners!

S. Violet Clark October 20, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Dude. DUDDDE. I bet it would be even better with Gorgonzola!

Charissa October 21, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Looks delish…but the way you photograh it really makes it! Would you mind telling me what kind of camera you have?

Shawni Marie October 22, 2010 at 4:10 pm

i must make this tonight. looks so delish <3

Danny October 30, 2010 at 4:50 am

I have a few similar recipes but will give this one a try too.

Michelle September 17, 2011 at 7:12 am

I just finished this recipe. It was wonderful! I look to your blog quite often for my meal planning inspiration. Thankyou for posting so many delicious vegetarian recipes.