Spinach & Warm Mushroom Salad 菠菜蘑菇沙拉

cover.jpgThis comfort-food salad’s bold dressing has big umami flavor and meaty texture, thanks to the cooked mushrooms. It is a great option for either family meal or your dinner party.  It takes less than 10 minutes to put together – will this give you another reason to try homemade salad dressing?

Serves 2-4,

  • 100g             baby spinach or spinach (leaves only),菠菜叶

For the mushroom-vinaigrette dressing

  • 2 tablespoons    extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼  yellow onions, sliced
  • ¼   red bell pepper, sliced
  • 4-5   sliced mushroom such as swiss button or shiitake mushroom
  • ¼ teaspoon        ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon   sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon      balsamic vinegar


  1. Place spinach leaves in a salad plate or bowl.
  2. Slice yellow onion, bell pepper and mushroom. In a medium saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add yellow onion first, saute for 2-3 minutes till soft, then add mushroom, cook for 2-3 minutes till soft and add bell pepper. Mix them well, then season it with ground pepper and sea salt. Add 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar. Mix well. The warm mushroom vinaigrette dressing is done.IMG_5786.JPGIMG_5787
  3. Immediately pour the dressing on top of the baby spinach. Toss and Coat. Serve.


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