Porcini Salad with Watercress and Black Truffle Vinaigrette

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Porcini Salad with Watercress and Black Truffle Vinaigrette
Porcini Salad with Watercress and Black Truffle Vinaigrette
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Porcini Salad with Watercress and Black Truffle Vinaigrette

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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4
Servings
180
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 large fresh porcini mushrooms
  • 2 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
  • 1 bulb fennel, cut into 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks
  • 2 bunches watercress (about 3 loose cups)
  • Freshly shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano (optional)

Directions

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. 

Porcini Shopping Tip

Buy mushrooms that are intact, firm, and fleshy. Avoid mushrooms that are slimy or have split caps.

Porcini Cooking Tip

To clean mushrooms, briefly run cold water over them or gently wipe with a damp towel.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
21%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
13g
4%
Vitamin A
108µg
12%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.7%
Vitamin C
31mg
51%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
171µg
100%
Calcium
109mg
11%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
35µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
35µg
9%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
31mg
8%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
100mg
14%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
602mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.8%
Sodium
427mg
18%
Zinc
0.5mg
3.2%

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