This warm Mushroom, Quinoa & Feta Salad Recipe is great on its own or as part of a bigger dinner feast.

This recipe serves 4.

Ingredients

Vinaigrette:

  • 1 clove of garlic, finely grated
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 60 ml red wine vinegar
  • 15 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Quinoa:

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 ¾ cup water
  • ½ tsp salt

Salad:

  • 300 g mixed salad greens
  • Handful fresh dill sprigs
  • 1 medium-sized Mediterranean cucumber, sliced
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 180 g barrel aged feta cheese, sliced into large chunks
  • 400 g white button mushrooms, sliced in half
  • Olive oil, for cooking
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Place all the vinaigrette ingredients together in a glass jar with a lid. Season well with salt and pepper. Shake jar to emulsify and set aside until serving.
  3. Rinse quinoa well in a fine metal sieve under cool running water. Combine the quinoa, water and salt in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave covered for 10 more minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  4. Toss mushrooms in a bowl with a little drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper.
  5. Place mushrooms cut side down onto the grill and cook until lightly charred and just tender.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine the salad greens, dill, cucumber and radish. Add the warm mushrooms and quinoa. Drizzle everything with a little dressing and toss lightly.
  7. Pile onto a serving platter and finish with feta chunks.
  8. Serve the salad straight away and enjoy!

Mushroom, Quinoa & Feta Salad Recipe

Mushroom, Quinoa & Feta Salad Recipe

This Mushroom, Quinoa & Feta Salad Recipe is courtesy of the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA), a group of farmers who grow and love mushrooms.

They share their passion by promoting all varieties of mushrooms, creating unique recipes that showcase the many flavour profiles of mushrooms, and engaging in charity campaigns that make the world a better place.

Why mushrooms?

These powerful little foods are packed with nutrients and fibres, have very few calories, and are an excellent source of plant protein. If spiced right, they even make a great meat replacement!

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