Grilled Mushroom Oriental Salad

Assorted fresh mushrooms and a zesty oriental style dressing are the stars in this warm zippy salad– perfect for lunch or to accompany grilled meat.

Prep Time: 16 mins. | Cook Time: 6 mins. | Makes: 4 main course servings


1 ½ lb (675 g) white mushrooms
2 bird’s eye chili peppers
2 bay leaves
1 tsp (5 mL) yellow mustard seeds
1 ¼ cups (300 mL) unseasoned rice vinegar
¼ cup (60 mL) soy sauce
1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil
1 tsp (5 mL) wasabi powder
1 tsp (5 mL) grated fresh ginger


1. In small saucepan, mix oil, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, mustard, onions and ginger root; set aside. Pile mushrooms in centre of large piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Drizzle with teriyaki sauce. Fold edges and ends to seal well. Barbecue on high heat about 5-6 minutes or until steaming. Heat dressing on barbecue or stove-top just until boiling.
2. Divide salad greens evenly among 4 large salad plates. Top with warm mushroom slices and drizzle with hot dressing. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Serve immediately.

Prepare dressing in micro proof bowl or glass (2 cup/500 mL) measuring cup and heat in microwave until boiling.
Mushrooms could be cooked in 425º F (220 ºC) oven instead of barbeque.

Substitute roasted garlic teriyaki sauce for plain teriyaki sauce.

Nutritional Information
Per Serving
Calories: 193
Sodium: 1310 mg
Protein : 8.3 g
Fat: 12.6 g
Carbohydrates: 16.6 g
Dietary Fibre: 5.4 g