It’s not always worth it to reinvent the wheel. My daughter told me she makes this recipe every Shabbos and it is a big hit. So I decided to try it; and she’s right. It’s from What’s Cooking? A Unique Collection of Kosher Recipes ( to purchase go to: http://www.eichlers.com/Product/Books/CookBooks/Bestsellers/What's-Cooking ---A-Unique-Collection-of-Kosher-Recipes-_PK01.html) The rest of the recipes in the cookbook sound pretty good also!
3 Portobello mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons oil
Salt, pepper and paprika
1 package spring salad mix or mesclun
10 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/3 cup honey-glazed almonds (I used candied pecans and I don’t crush them as the recipe says)
1/3 cup oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 clove crushed garlic
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon dry mustard (optional)
Sauté mushrooms in oil with salt, pepper and paprika. Combine with salad greens, cherry tomatoes and almonds. Mix dressing ingredients. Pour on top of salad before serving.