Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad

Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad

I am a big fan of mushrooms and I am always on the lookout for new ways to enjoy them. One mushroom that I do not seem to use that often if a fairly common one, the portobello or portabella mushroom. Sure I've done stuffed portabella mushrooms and I've done portobello mushroom sandwiches but that seems to be about it. When I came across the idea of a roasted portabella salad on eat me, delicious I immediatly jumped at the chance to try using portobello mushrooms in a new way. This roasted portobello mushroom salad is pretty much like a chicken salad where it is a salad with a sliced roasted portobello mushroom on top. The mushroom is marinated in a tasty balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and garlic marinade and then roasted to perfection before being added to the salad.

Despite the fact that it takes a bit of time to marinate and roast the mushrooms, this salad is pretty easy to make. In fact you could easily marinate and roast the mushrooms a day or so ahead of time and all that is left is to assemble the salad. For the dressing, I went with a grainy mustard version of a honey dijon vinaigrette as I have been into grainy mustards lately. The roasted portobello mushroom salad with honey dijon dressing turned out really well! The mushrooms were nice and tender and they had soaked up all of the wonderful flavours of the marinade. I really liked the creamy avocado and chickpea combo in the salad and the dressing was a nice combination of sweet, sour, hot, tangy and the whole grin mustard added a texture to everything. The portobello mushrooms worked really well in the salad and I look forward to trying more salads with them!

Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

Servings: 2
  • 2 cups salad greens
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1 avocado (stoned, scooped and diced)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (sliced)
  • 2 small roasted portabello mushrooms (see below, sliced)
  • honey dijon dressing (see below)
  1. Assemble salad.

Roasted Portobello Mushrooms

  • 2 small portobello mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  1. Marinate the mushrooms in the vinegar, soy sauce and garlic for 20 minutes.
  2. Place the mushrooms and the marinade in a baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Flip the mushrooms and bake uncovered for 10 minutes.

Honey Dijon Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic (grated)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix everything in a bowl.


Helene said...

Kevin I have to start cooking more with Portobello mushrooms. I love them so much. That plate is looking good.

Melissa said...

Oh my heck! That looks SO delicious. I'm a huge fan of Portobello mushrooms, so I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe a sidenote...your pictures are awesome!

Shelly W said...

Oh, I love portobellos. Looks delish!

Anonymous said...

Eclectic salad! I would never have paired mushrooms and avocado - not sure why!

HoneyB said...

Looks delish Kevin!

Hot Cover Girls Central said...

wow, looks delicious!

-cathy young

Rita said...

My type of dish, love potobellos...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great salad! I love the flavor of those mushrooms!



Joanne said...

I tried portabellos for the first time a few weeks ago and really liked them. This marinade sounds great, as do your salad mix-ins!

Anncoo said...

WOW! Another new creation~~IMPRESSED!!

Amy said...

I maintained a meatless diet for about 10 years and ate A LOT of Portobellos, especially grilled. But never had anything like this. Looks yummy.

Jennifer said...

That looks great! I love the earthyness of portabellos and roasting them seems to bring out the woodsy flavour even more! Great idea!!

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Pam said...

What a tasty and beautiful salad Kevin.

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Reginald said...

I'm a huge fan of mushrooms...

especially portobellos.

Salad looks so yummy and super


Well done.

teresa said...

i LOVE portabellos, what a delicious salad!

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Sook said...

Yum yum!! I would've never thought of using portobello in salad. Well, maybe I will enjoy salad a little more now! :)

Juliana said...

Oh! What a nice portobello mushroom, will definitely give a try :-)

pigpigscorner said...

I'm a big fan of mushrooms too! These mushrooms look amazing! yummy flavours.

The Food Hunter said...

Looks like a great salad.

Pam said...

What a great idea. I love grilled/roasted portobellos, but have never used them on a salad.

Jeff said...

I know you posted this years ago, but I have to say that this is a terrific recipe, far better than the salmon dish I made with it.

Robot Baby said...

I used the marinade and roasting instructions to make a similar salad. This was by far the most delicious portobello mushroom I've eaten. This is will be a recipe that I use often. Thank you!

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