1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning for steak (such as Chef Paul Prudhomme's Steak Magic)
2 teaspoons olive oil
16 cups gourmet salad greens
1 large tomato, cut into 8 wedges
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini or other white beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese
How to Make It
Combine first 7 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add mushrooms to bag; seal. Marinate 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove mushrooms from bag, reserving marinade.
Sprinkle mushrooms with Cajun seasoning. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add mushrooms; cook 2 minutes on each side or until very brown. Cool; cut mushrooms diagonally into thin slices.
Arrange 4 cups salad greens on each of 4 plates. Top each with mushroom slices, 2 tomato wedges, and onion rings. Sprinkle each with 1/4 cup beans and 1 tablespoon blue cheese. Drizzle the reserved marinade evenly over salads.
Tasty and fairly simple. Good meatless option. I let the mushrooms marinate while prepping the other salad stuff. Used garbanzo beans, as that's what I had on hand. Enjoyed the texture they added to the salad. Also just used a few dashes of chili powder in place of the cajun seasoning. Will make again.
Not sure if it was just the particular cajun seasoning I used but the flavor of the mushrooms was EXTREMELY overwhelming. I like spicy and strongly-flavored food but it was a bit too much. I would definitely cut down on the cajun seasoning next time.
My sister works in a mushroom mine where they are allowed to take home extra pickings after orders are filled. (lucky me !) I'm always on the look-out for new recipes to use her sharings and made this one last night for the first time. Followed it to a T except grilled the portobellos. Outstanding !! Can't wait to make it again !
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