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 55g 84%
  • Carbs 49g 16%
  • Saturated 8g 39%
  • Fiber 14g 57%
  • Sugars 25g
  • Monounsaturated 40g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 10g 19%
  • Sodium 179mg 7%
  • Calcium 270mg 27%
  • Magnesium 94mg 23%
  • Potassium 1,962mg 56%
  • Iron 4mg 24%
  • Zinc 2mg 12%
  • Phosphorus 320mg 46%
  • Vitamin A 221µg 25%
  • Vitamin C 67mg 112%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 14%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 30%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 34%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 127µg 32%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 10mg 49%
  • Vitamin K 351µg 439%
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