Portabella and Blue Cheese Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Adapted from MayoClinic. Very tasty, elegant, low calorie and healthy salad for 2. Just beware...it is tart (You may try adding a couple of Splenda packets to the dressing). It looks like a lot once mounded on the plates but is very low calorie!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray a large non-stick skillet with oil.
  2. Heat over medium heat.
  3. Add the Mushrooms, onion, garlic and asparagus and saute until tender, 4-6 minutes.
  4. Add wine or lemon juice and cook until evaporates completely, about 1 minute.
  5. In a small bowl whisk together the blue cheese, vinegar, water and black pepper to taste (I use a lot).
  6. Add 3 cups lettuce to 2 large plates.
  7. Top each with 1/2 the vegetable saute, 1 roasted red pepper, 1/2 of the whisked dressing and 1/4 cup of croutons.
  8. Serve Immediately.


Most Helpful

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.

~Nimz~ April 22, 2007

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.

Paris D August 02, 2011

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!

Teresa28 February 08, 2011

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