These past few weeks on the farm have been such an incredible learning experience for me. My appreciation for the important work that farmers do has grown exponentially. One of the kind gestures provided to me by Plan B farms is a beautiful basket full of organic produce that I have the privilege of bringing home to cook with each week.
This week, my local seasonal basket included Shiitake Mushrooms. These mushrooms are wood mushrooms which means they grow on wood. All they need to grow is a shady area that gets little to no direct sunlight. They are high in nutrients and are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Shiitake mushrooms bring an earthy and rich flavour to any dish.
I have created this simple, delicious and fresh salad incorporating the shiitake mushrooms, along with the additional local fresh produce that I have received. With grilling season upon us, this salad is a perfect addition to your barbecue dishes or on its own served as an entree. Enjoy!