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You Asked For It: Mushroom and Jarlsberg Salad

Mushroom and Jarlsberg Salad comes together quickly.

Ellen Folkman | Special to the Times

Mushroom and Jarlsberg Salad comes together quickly.

I would like a salad recipe from Paragary's in Sacramento, Calif., for a mushroom salad. Jarlsberg cheese and lemon juice are just some of the ingredients.

Sallie Miller Lowell, Temple Terrace

Cindy Shea of Spring Hill found chef Randy Paragary's recipe online. Unfortunately it only listed the ingredients with no directions and the video link did not work when I tried it. Cindy was able to see the video and learn that the dressing is a 4-to-1 ratio of olive oil to lemon juice. I found what appears to be his blog and there was a photo I used as guidance. I grated the cheese on the coarse side of a box grater. The accompanying recipe includes directions for how I prepared the salad. I used baby portobellos purchased whole so I could thinly slice them. I thought the presliced were too thick. Do not dress the salad until you are ready to serve it, as the mushrooms will get soggy. Cindy notes that in the video the chef comments that the salad is served at room temperature. He also says the best way to clean the mushrooms is to gently wipe them with a damp paper towel rather than put them under running water.

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Mushroom and Jarlsberg Salad

6 ounces thinly sliced mushrooms

1 ounce Jarlsberg cheese, grated

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

For the dressing:

1 tablespoon lemon juice

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Thinly slice whole mushrooms. In a small bowl combine sliced mushrooms, grated cheese and parsley. To make dressing, whisk lemon juice with olive oil in a separate bowl. Pour over mushroom mixture and gently toss so as not to break up the mushrooms. Serve immediately.

Serves 2 to 3.

Source: Adapted from via Cindy Shea of Spring Hill

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