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Mushroom and Avocado Salad recipe

This gourmet salad is surprisingly elegant for using such simple ingredients! Rustic bread, crisp lettuce, marinated mushrooms, and tender avocado are tied together into a hearty meal that is perfect for a late lunch or elegant dinner. Serve with a glass of wine for a delicious evening meal.


  • 12 Italian bread slices, grilled
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 lb white mushrooms
  • 12 oz red bell pepper, diced
  • 12 oz green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup of sherry wine vinegar
  • ½ cup of basil leaves, chopped
  • ¼ cup of whole grain mustard
  • 1/8 cup of olive oil


  1. In medium mixing bowl combine mustard, vinegar, basil, peppers, and olive oil. Set aside.

  2. Wash and slice white mushrooms.

  3. Add to dressing and marinate for 15 minutes.

  4. Toast Italian bread and assemble salad by topping bread with lettuce, placing a spoonful of mushroom mixture on top of the lettuce, and topping with a slice of avocado. Serve immediately.

Author: Catherine Herzog.

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1 lbabout 454g (453.59 grams based on 453.59 grams in a pound)
12 ozabout 340g (340.194 grams based on 28.3495 grams in an ounce)
cupabout 118ml (118.295 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
cupabout 59ml (59.1475 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
1/8 cupabout 30ml (29.5738 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)


Published: December 30, 2011
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