White Asparagus & Roasted Mushroom Salad
This is a particularly excellent recipe because it is so versatile and mixes several unusual flavors. Arugula has a peppery flavor that mixes with the asparagus, the mushrooms, and the garlic to create a dream salad. This is not a difficult recipe. It takes only minutes to put together and it makes a spectacular first course, or a side dish to an elegant dinner.
Preheat the oven to 550 degrees, or the highest setting.
Break the tough ends off of the asparagus.
Place the mushrooms in a gratin or other baking dish with the asparagus, onion, garlic, and thyme.
Toss with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Roast the veggies, turning a few times to ensure even browning.
Cook for about 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are fork tender.
Transfer the vegetables and their cooking juices to a large bowl.
Add the vinegar and a bit more salt and pepper if needed.Toss well and taste for seasoning.
Add the greens and toss well. Scatter the Parmesan on top and serve at once.