This is yet another post that will make you drool all over my blog, but that’s okay because hopefully you are learning some great information. After I discussed how eating mushrooms daily has proven benefits, I made a point to incorporate them more often in our meals. When I baked Healthy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Without Bread Crumbs, my daughter, Alyssa, decided to give mushrooms another try.
After biting into one of the moist and delicious mushrooms filled with crab, Ayssa still didn’t like the mushrooms.
Salad is one food that Alyssa has eaten since she was a very young child. We have eaten a wide variety of salads throughout the years. I always knew that there were many health benefits of eating salad, so keeping the salads original and interesting remained my goal.
Last night I decided to cook some mushrooms and add them to a big salad for our dinner. As the onions, garlic and mushrooms cooked down, the aroma filled the air. After all the ingredients were cleaned and cut, I put my salad together with all the ingredients and fixed Alyssa’s with everything except the mushrooms.
“Mom, I think I am going to try the mushrooms to see if I like them yet,” Alyssa said as she walked into the kitchen.
She reached into the pan, grabbed a slice of mushroom between her fingers and popped it into her mouth.
“Eww, yuck. I still hate mushrooms, Mom. Sorry.”
I was just happy that Alyssa was still willing try the mushrooms again just in case her tastes had changed. I will keep on creating new mushroom recipes until I finally make one that will tantalize her taste buds too.
For the rest of us who already love mushrooms, I have a very delicious salad to show you.
Grilled Chicken Mushroom Salad
but I wash them with cold running water.
This was a mild onion, so no tears for me this time!
After everything is cooked, add Worcestershire Sauce
and cook a minute longer.
5 pickled jalapeno peppers with the seeds to add heat to the salad.
Maybe you’re thinking that some of the ingredients I added to the salad aren’t foods you enjoy. Well, that is okay because substitutions are totally allowed!
To help get your creative salad juices flowing, the following is a list of some ingredients you might want to incorporate in a salad. Not all of them at once, of course.
- snap peas
- hard boiled egg
- nuts, especially almonds and walnuts
- bell peppers – red, yellow, green
- onion – white, yellow
- dried cranberries
- pickled beets
- lettuce – Romaine, Red Leaf, Arugula
- beans – kidney, garbanzo, black, lima
- artichoke hearts
- water chestnuts
- bamboo shoots
- banana peppers – Peperoncinis
Obviously, there is no reason to have a boring salad.
What are your favorite salad ingredients?