Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mushroom salad with mayonnnaise

This is a recipe that I have learnt from my grandmother. She makes mushroom salad with mayonnaise, along with a lots of other things every time the whole family gets together. I can’t get enough of it, so I wanted to make it on my own. It makes a quick, simple and very satisfying dinner.

dinner recipe sandwich


0.5 kilo (1 pound) of Chamignon mushrooms
1 big onion
1 tablespoon of thyme
1 tablespoon of oregano
a handful of flat leaf parsley leaves
1 egg yolk
0.5 cup of sour cream
1 tablespoon of mustard
sunflower oil


Heat up some oil in a pan, chop the onion and cook it in the oil until it turns glassy and soft. Meanwhile, chop the mushrooms. Discard the mushroom stems, if they are old. Add the mushrooms in the pan, and cook them, turning occassionally for about 10 minutes. They should turn brownish, and significantly reduced in volume. During cooking, season with salt, thyme, chopped parsley leaves and oregano. When ready, set aside. At this point, it looks like this:

To make the mayonnaise, put one egg yolk in a bowl, and gradually mix in about 100 ml (~3.5 fl.oz) of sunflower oil using a hand mixer. It is very important to add only a little amount at a time, especially at the beginning, otherwise you won’t be able to make it homogenous. Add the sour cream to the mayo, and add more taste to it with a tablespoon of mustard.
Combine the mayonnaise with the mushrooms, and let it cool in the fridge for about an hour before serving. Serve with toast and lots of tomatoes.

qucik dinner recipe sandwich

 Serves 4.


  1. Never in a million years would I think to mix Mushrooms and Mayonnaise, Zeeona. And mind you, I adore them both!!! (I use to eat plain mayo sandwiches when I was a kid:)

    I sure would be willing to try it though especially if it's "grandma's" recipe, lol...

    Thank you so much for sharing, and Happy National Mushroom Month!!!

  2. I am very happy that I could give some new ideas. Hope you will like it, if you try.
    I am planning to post some other mushroom recipes soon.
    Thank you for visiting!

  3. Hey!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've been checking yours out a little and great recipes! I am intrigued with the combination of mayo and mushrooms!

  4. I'm with louise, I never would have thought to add mayo to mushrooms. This recipe sounds awesome. I love both shrooms and mayo. Plus, I love family favorites. So glad I found your blog.

  5. Thanks! I actually thought before posting this that maybe the whole world eats mushroom salad the very same way, and it turns out they don't. It is nice to share these things with each other, I love reading food blogs.