Porcini Salad with Watercress and Black Truffle Vinaigrette

Porcini Salad with Watercress and Black Truffle Vinaigrette


  • large fresh porcini mushrooms
  • shallots, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons  chopped fresh black truffle or black truffle paste
  • 2 Tablespoons  aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons  apple cider vinegar
  •   Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • bulb fennel, cut into 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks
  • bunches watercress (about 3 loose cups)
  •   Freshly shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano (optional)

The rich earthiness of porcini mushrooms is highlighted by grilling them to perfection and drizzling them with a subtle black truffle vinaigrette. This is a fantastic appetizer for mushroom lovers that's a real treat for the senses.

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Prepare a charcoal grill or preheat a broiler.

Carefully cut each mushroom in half and place on the grill or on a baking sheet under the broiler. Cook, turning often until charred and softened, about 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine the shallots, chopped truffle, balsamic vinegar, and apple cider vinegar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Using a fork or whisk, slowly stir in the olive oil. Season with additional salt, to taste.

Mix the fennel and watercress in a large bowl and divide into 4 serving bowls. Remove the hot mushrooms from the heat and place in each bowl. Shave the cheese onto each salad, if using. Drizzle the truffle vinaigrette on top of each salad and serve. 


Calories per serving:

176 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 14g 21%
  • Carbs 12g 4%
  • Saturated 2g 10%
  • Fiber 4g 14%
  • Sugars 6g
  • Monounsaturated 10g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 2g 5%
  • Sodium 45mg 2%
  • Calcium 68mg 7%
  • Magnesium 23mg 6%
  • Potassium 491mg 14%
  • Iron 1mg 6%
  • Zinc 0mg 3%
  • Phosphorus 80mg 11%
  • Vitamin A 55µg 6%
  • Vitamin C 17mg 28%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 4%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 8%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 9%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 32µg 8%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin K 88µg 110%
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