From farmer's market to table: raw marinated shitake mushroom salad

There are few foods that I like better than chewy, chunky mushrooms.

So when I found some fresh, organic shitake mushrooms at my

local farmer’s market, I couldn’t wait to get them home.

Besides being delectable, shitake mushrooms are noted for their

healing and medicinal properties.

Ingredients:  4-5 organic Shitake Mushrooms

Next, I scooped up bunches of farm fresh, organic watercress and

mesclun lettuce mix.

I was running late so I checked to see what I had on hand in

my kitchen, then whipped up two simple yet satisfying dishes:

*Raw Marinated Shitake Mushrooms

*Mesclun & Watercress Salad with Marinated Shitake Mushrooms

First, I prepared:

Raw Marinated Shitake Mushrooms

Ingredients:

4-5 organic Shitake Mushrooms

From farmer's market to table: raw marinated shitake mushroom salad

Marinade:

1/4 cup Braggs Liquid Amino

2 tablespoons Nutritional Yeast

1/4 cup organic Coconut Oil

Ingredients:  4-5 organic Shitake Mushrooms

Directions:

Wipe mushrooms with a wet cloth and pat dry.

Cut them into thin slices.

Place the slices in a glass or ceramic bowl.

Pour liquid amino, nutritional yeast and coconut oil

into a small dish.

Blend it together.

Pour the marinade over the shitake mushrooms.

Toss them gently.

Cover and leave on the counter to marinate for  about 15 minutes.

Ingredients:  4-5 organic Shitake Mushrooms

 

Next:

Mesclun & Watercress Salad with Marinated Shitake Mushrooms

Ingredients:  4-5 organic Shitake Mushrooms

Ingredients:

1 cup organic Mesclun greens, washed and drained

1 cup organic Watercress, washed and drained

1 organic red or yellow onion, peeled and sliced

1/cup organic scallions, washed and sliced

1 organic cucumber, washed and sliced and quartered

1/2 cup Kalamata olives, drained

Ingredients:  4-5 organic Shitake Mushrooms

Directions:

Add the mesclun and watercress to the salad bowl.

Add cucumbers to the greens and mix them in gently.

Sprinkle sliced onions across the greens.

From farmer's market to table: raw marinated shitake mushroom salad

Add the Marinade:

Use a spoon with holes to drain the marinated mushrooms

and place them onto the center of the greens.

Distribute olives around the edges of the salad.

Sprinkle green onions across the salad.

Pour the remaining marinade over the salad as a dressing.

Gently toss all of the salad ingredients with tongs.

Serve and enjoy!

From farmer's market to table: raw marinated shitake mushroom salad

From farmer's market to table: raw marinated shitake mushroom salad

Optional add-ins:

1 organic Cucumber, washed and sliced and quartered

1 organic Tomato, washed, sliced and cubed

1/2 organic Red pepper, washed and sliced

1/2 Avocado, washed, peeled and sliced

Or whatever your heart desires!

 

What do you like to make with shitake mushrooms?

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