food for vegetarians : portobello salad with spicy mustard dressing {from the yummy pages of "veganomicon"}


lately i have been craving a salad that is both delicious and filling...
this, dear readers, is it. anything with mushrooms and avocados will fill my belly quite pleasantly. found this recipe in one of my favorite recipe books, veganomicon.


1/4 cup prepared spicy, smooth mustard
3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

whisk ingredients together.


8 cups mixed greens
1 avocado, peeled, halved, pitted, and sliced thinly
1 small red onion, sliced into very thin half-moons {i only used 1/4 of the onion, and i cooked it with the mushrooms}
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed {turns out i forgot this one...i'll add it today for lunch}
1 recipe Roasted Portobellos {2 mushrooms}

roasted portobellos:

1/2 cup cooking wine
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 large portobello mushrooms

i deviated from the cookbooks directions here: i simply sauteed everything together for about 20-30 minutes.

now, put it all together, and enjoy some veggie goodness that fills the belly and the soul!


stephanie said...

I'm so excited that you are sharing these recipes. I am in serious need of some cooking inspiration and this is right up my alley! Thank you!

Caroline said...

Or, food for the flexitarian that loves loves loves salads. LOOKS delicious and as always, I love your photos. Do you use a film camera and what kind?? XO!

samantha ramage said...


i need that book!

Nicole said...

That looks so good, I am definitely putting it on the menu plan. I have really been trying to clean up our eating lately, so I am excited you are posting all of these recipes. By the way, Gwen has been having a hard time with milk and I have been making her your almond milk for her, she loves it. And it is great in recipes. Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

ali said...

yum. anything that contains avocados and/or portobello mushrooms equals deliciousness.

sometimes us vegheads need to spice up our salads a bit :)

Ann Marie said...

for most of my food shots i use a digital (nikon d90) because i like to use the images immediately. i used a 50mm lens for these shots.

Anonymous said...

That food looks pretty good actually...the photos make it look so appetizing!!!!

Julie said...

all of these recipes look so good! Avocados and mushrooms are some of my favorites-which I am sure means this salad is to die for!

amy said...

Oh this is one of my favorites! I'm so happy I'm not pregnant anymore and I can eat salad without throwing it up a few hours later :) This is one of the first things on my list to make when I'm back in the cooking game.