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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

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. 

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving180
Total Fat14g21%
Sugar6gN/A
Saturated2g10%
Protein3g6%
Carbs13g4%
Vitamin A108µg12%
Vitamin B60.2mg10.7%
Vitamin C31mg51%
Vitamin E3mg14%
Vitamin K171µg100%
Calcium109mg11%
Fiber4g15%
Folate (food)35µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)35µg9%
Iron1mg7%
Magnesium31mg8%
Monounsaturated10gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg6%
Phosphorus100mg14%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium602mg17%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg9.8%
Sodium427mg18%
Zinc0.5mg3.2%