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Grilled Mushroom and Garlic Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 10 min.
Mellowed by cooking, the health-promoting garlic pairs perfectly with fresh leafy greens and tomatoes.


  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 lb (about 6 cups) white button mushrooms, halved
  • 3 Tbs olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups watercress leaves, arugula or spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomato halves or diced tomatoes


  • Preheat grill or broiler.
  • Separate garlic head into cloves; if large, cut cloves in half; peel. Fill a small saucepan with 3 inches of water; bring to a boil. Add garlic; cook until tender, about 5 minutes, drain.
  • In a large bowl toss mushrooms and garlic with 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • To grill, place mushrooms and garlic in a grill basket or on skewers, or to broil place on broiler pan rack. Grill or broil as close to the heat as possible until mushrooms are tender, and golden turning occasionally, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, the vinegar, mustard, salt and black pepper. Add mushrooms and garlic, watercress and tomatoes; toss to coat; serve immediately

Nutrition Facts

Calories 136
  Calories from Fat 94 (69%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(7%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(13%)Sodium 323mg
(15%)Potassium 533mg
Total Carbohydrate 8g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(9%)Protein 5g
* 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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