This was OK, but we felt it was rather bland. Also, I agree with the reviewer who said it was sloppy... resulting in soggy croutons if you don't eat them quickly. The ingredients are pretty expensive, so we probably won't make it again.
I love the hot mushroom mixture over salad! The mushroom mixture is good enough to eat on it's own. I agree with adding a lot of black pepper. I used red wine to saute the veggies. I did not make the dressing; instead I used ready made balsamic vinegarette & topped with plenty of blue cheese. A great combination of flavors!
I loved the warm topping over mixed greens! I added a few extra roasted peppers. This made a huge amount and I served it to my family of 3 with a side of crusty bread. I used merlot for the dressing and loved the dressing just as its listed. I wouldn't make any changes - perfect!!
I see the five stars all around, and I love the ingredients, but just couldn't get into it. It felt sloppy, half way through I started picking out the asparagus and mushrooms to eat while leaving behind everything else. Maybe it was the details that changed the taste. I used a olive oil based spray that would have changed a lot I fear, also, I used lemon juice not merlot, and I optide not to add the croutons, this also could have made a huge difference.
Chose this recipe for the holiday tag game and so glad I did. It was excellent. Saying that in the intro you said the dressing is tart so I made it up first and tried it and did not like the tartness/tang flavor and was afraid it would distract from the other ingredients, so I made more dressing adding honey and a little olive oil (light) to decrease the tartness and it worked great. I added the blue cheese right to the salad instead of mixing it in with the dressing. This made a huge amount and would easily serve 4 people (or in my family it would) Loved the warm veggies over the cold lettuce. I used a spring mix bag salad which is what looked best at the store. Worked great for this recipe. This will definitely be made again. Thanks Engrossed.
This made a tasty lunch for me today. I did cut the recipe in half since it was just for me. I love portabello mushrooms so I knew I'd love this salad. I used lemon juice since I didn't have any merlot and it tasted wonderful. Next time I hope to try merlot. I used lots of freshly ground black pepper because I love it and made homemade croutons to complete it. This is a keeper!
When I first saw this recipe I knew it would be special. I halved the salad and had it for lunch today. Made just as directed, using merlot and seasoned croutons, it was refreshing, full of flavor and just marvelous, with a bite that I really liked. Also liked the combination of the warm saute mix and the cool lettuce leaves. This will definitely have repeat appearances at my table.