Mushroom salad


If you love a 'shroom this one's for you. A variety of delicious mushrooms are cooked with garlic and served as a salad with olives, parsley and lemon.


  • 300g/10½oz mixed, wild mushrooms (e.g. porcini, chanterelles, hedgehog, wood blewits)
  • 1 litre/35¼fl oz water
  • 2 large lemons, juice only
  • salt (preferably sea salt)
  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • handful of flatleaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 10 large black or green olives, sliced
  • lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Clean the mushrooms with a cloth or brush (do not wash them or the flavour disappears).

  2. Roughly chop any large mushrooms and leave the smaller ones intact.

  3. Put the water, lemon juice and some salt into a saucepan.

  4. Bring to the boil and add the mushrooms.

  5. Simmer for approximately four minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, parsley and olives.

  7. Drain the mushrooms and add immediately to the olive oil marinade.

  8. Mix well, check for seasoning and leave to cool.

  9. Serve with lemon wedges.