Monday, March 30, 2009

Fresh Mushroom and Parsley Salad

Giada De Laurentis of the Food Network kind of freaks me out. I imagine that one of those weird lizard creatures from the movie V is hiding inside her skin or something... As a cook, however, Giada has good recipes. This recipe is what finally convinced me. It's simple to make and refreshing.

--1 pound large button mushrooms, trimmed, cleaned and thinly sliced
--1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
--1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
--1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
--Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
--2 ounces freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

In a medium salad bowl, mix together the mushrooms and parsley.

In a small bowl, whisk together the oil and lemon juice until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Add the oil mixture to the salad bowl and toss until all the ingredients are coated. Toss in the Parmesan cheese.

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