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Kaleidoscope Mushroom Salad

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Servings: 8
Cook Time: 30 min.
Three kinds of greens make a beautiful presentation in this decadent first course.


  • 4 oz (about 1 cup) blue cheese, crumbled
  • 20 oz (about 6 cups) white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 oz (about 3 cups) snow peas, cut diagonally in 1/4 inch strips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped watercress
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 1/2 cup diced pimientos
  • 24 leaves radicchio lettuce
  • 24 leaves Belgian endive
  • 24 leaves Romaine lettuce (inner leaves)
  • Basil Vinaigrette1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1- 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 3/4 tsp lemon pepper or ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice


  • In a large bowl marinate mushrooms in basil vinaigrette for 30 minutes. Add snow peas, watercress, red onion, corn and pimientos; toss gently; if desired, remove a few mushrooms for garnish.
  • For each serving, in the center of a plate, make a cup using about 3 radicchio leaves. Alternately place endive and Romaine lettuce leaves, radiating from the cup. Fill cup with mushroom-vegetable mixture. Top with blue cheese and garnish plate with reserved sliced mushrooms. Serve as an appetizer or main dish.
  • To make the vinaigrette, combine basil, mustard, seasoned salt, lemon pepper, oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Stir just before using.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 130
  Calories from Fat 43 (33%)
(8%)Total Fat 5g
(14%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(4%)Cholesterol 11mg
(30%)Sodium 710mg
(21%)Potassium 738mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
(21%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(17%)Protein 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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