Roasted Mushroom Salad with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

September 17, 2010 0 Comments

Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Yesterday I posted a little history of figs going all the way back to Adam & Eve written by my friend Chef Mark Vogel. Here is a great recipe for a fig balsamic vinaigrette that can go with this roasted mushroom salad. Thanks, Mark.

As a little bonus, I posted this informative cooking video from my friends at Rouxbe Cooking School describing the difference between stable and unstable emulsions. The fig balsamic vinaigrette is an example of an emulsion. I hope you enjoy it.

Roasted Mushroom Salad with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: 4-6 servings

Roasted Mushroom Salad with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Ingredients

For the Roasted Mushrooms

2 lbs. assorted mushrooms

5 shallots, peeled and quartered

2 Vidalia onions, peeled and cut into large pieces

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

½ teaspoon dried mustard

Salt and pepper to taste

1/3 cup olive oil

For the Salad

1 handful of baby spinach leaves

3 tablespoons chopped parsley

3 tablespoons chopped chives

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 yellow bell pepper, diced

1 orange bell pepper, diced

For the Vinaigrette

1 cup dried or fresh figs, stems removed and quartered

2 cups balsamic vinegar

1 shallot, minced

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste

¾ cup extra virgin olive oil

How To Prepare At Home

For the Mushrooms

Preheat your oven to 450° F.

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

Combine mushrooms, shallots, onions, garlic, mustard, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a large bowl. Place on the sheet pan and roast until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Remove roasted mushrooms to a large bowl.

For the Balsamic Vinaigrette

Combine the figs and balsamic in a saucepan and simmer until reduced by half. Puree in a blender and allow the mixture to cool.

Measure 1/3 cup of the fig balsamic for the salad. Reserve the remainder for another use.

Whisk the 1/3 cup of fig balsamic with the shallot, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

Slowly pour in the oil constantly whisking until fully incorporated.

For the Salad

Combine reserved mushrooms with the salad ingredients and toss all with the Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Serve Immediately.

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