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You're gonna want this salad and mushroom recipe at your next holiday gathering. With its festive look, this fall green salad is packed with all the fall flavors I love. Tender butter lettuce, apples, pomegranate arils, walnuts, and fresh fennel. Drizzled with homemade oil free dressing, delish! The mushrooms come together so fast yet with such a sophisticated blend of flavors thanks to the shallots and fresh herbs. These are both perfect Thanksgiving or festive sides to include at your next gathering or to even eat as a meal alone!


✔ 15 Minutes ✔ Weight Loss Friendly ✔ Gluten Free ✔ Oil Free ✔ Serves 4



1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons yellow mustard

2 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange or mandarin juice

1 tablespoon tahini

1 garlic clove, pressed

Salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste


1/2 cup pomegranate arils

1 to 2 heads butter lettuce or desired greens

1/3 cup fennel bulb, thinly sliced

1 small apple, sliced

1 tablespoon raw walnuts

To make the dressing, combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.

Cut and assemble the salad ingredients in a large bowl and pour dressing over when ready to serve.


✔ 15 Minutes ✔ Weight Loss Friendly ✔ Gluten Free ✔ Oil Free ✔ Serves 4


1/4 cup vegetable broth

1 pound Baby Bella, Button, or Cremini mushrooms, sliced in half

2 shallots, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves

1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped

Salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

1. In a medium frying pan over medium heat add in the 1/4 cup vegetable broth. Then add in the mushrooms cooking for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low, add in the shallots, thyme, sage, and half of the basil (about a 1/4 cup).

2. Cook stirring occasionally, adding more water as needed, until the shallots are cooked through, around 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve with the remainder of fresh basil on top.

NOTE: This is the perfect effortless dish to bring to a last minute gathering. It has a sophisticated taste, but is so easy to throw together.

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