If you receive candied or spiced nuts as a holiday gift, try them on this salad for a special touch. To splurge, use a variety of mushrooms such as shiitake, portobello, oyster, or enoki. Often grocers carry a gourmet mushroom mix. Standard white mushrooms will yield tasty results too.
1/2 cup walnut halves
1 tablespoon butter
1 pound assorted mushrooms, trimmed and coarsely chopped