Healthy Salad Week Three!

March 13, 2012 | By | Comments (1)

Spring seems to have arrived so early this year (fingers crossed we won’t have a cold snap!) which gets me really excited about one of my favorite vegetables—mushrooms!!  Chanterelles and morels aren’t in the market yet but the crisp air inspired me to make a light salad with a few quickly sautéed shiitake mushroom, watercress, Napa cabbage, and scallions. The dressing may be a bit quirky for some. If it doesn’t appeal, the salad would also go great with a light red-wine vinaigrette.

Here is a rough recipe:


  • vegetable oil
  • lime juice
  • fish sauce
  • soy sauce
  • light brown sugar


  • vegetable oil
  • small clove garlic, sliced
  • shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • watercress
  • Napa cabbage, shredded
  • scallions, sliced

First I made the dressing. Next I sauteed the garlic and shiitakes in a little veg oil. Once those cooled a bit I tossed everything together in a bowl. Voila!

Next week, I’ll share several homemade salad dressing variations!