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Portobello Mushroom Salad


  • 4 portobello mushroom caps, wiped clean and very thinly sliced

  • 4 ribs celery and their green tops, thinly sliced on an angle

  • A handful of flat leaf parsley, picked of stems but left whole

  • 1 lemon (Heads up: you'll need lemon zest for the pesto later, so zest and reserve before you cut this lemon to juice it for this salad.)

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • Coarse salt and black pepper

  • A couple of handfuls shaved Parmiginao Reggiano cheese


Arrange the mushrooms and celery on a platter and scatter the parsley leaves around. Squeeze the lemon juice evenly over the platter then liberally drizzle the salad with extra-virgin olive oil, about 3 tablespoons. Season the salad with salt and lots of black pepper and toss with your finger tips to combine. Using a vegetable peeler, shave cheese and scatter a couple of handfuls Parmigiano Reggiano over the salad.