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Are you mad for mushrooms? Then you must try this colorful summer salad featuring white Monterey Mushrooms®. Not only is it bursting with summer flavors, it’s a visual treat for the eyes. This salad’s rainbow colors are enticing to kids and adults alike.
White mushrooms, also known as button mushrooms, are one of the most popular mushrooms and for good reason. They have a mild, earthy flavor and a smooth, firm texture. All mushrooms are versatile, but if one type of mushroom were to win a versatility trophy it would be white mushrooms. There’s almost no wrong way to serve them!
White mushrooms are certainly perfect in this summer salad! They pair perfectly with the assortment of fresh produce in this salad, from sweet blueberries to tangy red onion slices. White mushrooms simultaneously retain their mild, earthy flavor while also taking on the flavors around them. It’s mushroom magic!
Another great feature is that this salad features the 8 oz. package of Monterey Mushrooms® Sliced White Mushrooms. They are pre-washed and ready to enjoy, making this salad even easier to make!
The other magical part of this salad is its rainbow appearance. To achieve this look, lay the salad toppings in a row on top of a bed of baby spinach, rather than tossing them together. While it would still look pretty as a tossed salad, this strategy is an easy way to dial up the presentation. It’s more enticing to little eaters and will even turn the heads of salad-avoidant kids.
To make the colorful produce shine and brighten up the flavors even more, top off this summer salad with our homemade dressing. Making your own salad dressing is quicker and easier than you might think. For this particular dressing, simply whisk together olive oil, rice vinegar, lemon juice, honey, dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Done in a snap!
DID YOU KNOW? Most farmed mushrooms are grown indoors. Monterey Mushrooms® teamed up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to replicate vitamin D-rich sunlight indoors and created and full line of mushrooms that produce and retain 50% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin D per serving, even after cooking! Learn more here.
Ready to indulge in this bright and flavorful salad? Print this recipe and add the ingredients to this week’s grocery list. Don’t forget the star ingredient, Monterey Mushrooms®! Happy eating!