Bacon & Marinated Mushroom Salad Recipe

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When I first served this refreshing salad more than 20 years ago, friends couldn't say enough about it. The marinated mushrooms are conveniently made the night before.—Sheila Christensen, San Marcos, California
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 green onions, cut into fourths
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound thinly sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3/4 pound thick-sliced peppered bacon strips
  • 4 cups torn romaine
  • 4 cups torn red leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • Cherry tomatoes and ripe olives, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 278 calories, 26g fat (5g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 451mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a blender, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and process until onions are finely chopped. Place mushrooms in a large bowl; add olive oil mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon in batches over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Crumble bacon; stir into mushroom mixture.
  3. Divide the romaine, leaf lettuce and onion among eight salad plates. Top each serving with 1/2 cup mushroom mixture. Garnish with tomatoes and olives if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Bacon & Marinated Mushroom Salad in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p134

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