Last updated at 15:23 GMT, Monday, 04 January 2010

Mushroom salad

Leila Siltanen

This recipe was sent in by Leila Siltanen from Finland

The following salad is perfect for the Christmas table. Once you have eaten it is good to sit down and wait for Santa to come!

Leila Siltanen

Mushroom salad

The finished dish


  • Approximately 350g mushrooms (either fresh or salted)*
  • 1-2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1.5dl (.15 of a litre) Smetana, crème fraîche or cream
  • Salt and pepper

*If you have collected the mushrooms yourself and stored them with in salt, soak the salted mushrooms overnight in plenty of cold water to get rid of the excess salt. Change the water every now and then. Be careful not to remove all of the salt, so keep tasting the mushrooms every now and then while soaking, until the taste is suitable. Drain the mushrooms carefully, squeezing them as dry as possible.


  1. Cut the mushrooms into small pieces. If using fresh mushrooms, clean them before cutting them into small pieces and briefly cook them in boiling water (about 5 minutes). Drain and squeeze them dry.
  2. Mix the mushrooms, the chopped onion and some smetana to get a potato salad-like consistency and season with pepper.
  3. Add salt when using fresh champignons. Cover the salad and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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Djahida T, Algeria
It seems new for me, we don't have such salad in Algeria thank you for making us know more!

Dylan, Kurdistan
Thanks that is good stuff for health.

Su-yeon, Korea
I think, It's very good for health and diet :) thanks!

Ch. Naga Raju, India
it is very tasty, i have treid it-it is simple and good. thank u for sending it.

Meryam, KSA
I like it very much... I will try to cook it tomorrow... it's very easy and at the same time healthy... thanks.

Octorber , China
I like this, and I'll try as possible as i can.

Maria, Greece
I've tried it.It was easy and good! Happy New Year!


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