Hearty Salad

A light dish for the great summer weekend we are having now.

Ingredients (Serve 2 -3)

  • 100 g of mushrooms (cut in halves)
  • 2 free range eggs (hard boiled)
  • 1 bag of fresh baby spinach (about 200g)
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Freshly ground course black pepper
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 lemon wedge for juice


  1. Bring a pot of water to boil, add in the eggs and leave them in for about 10 mins in simmering water.
  2. Meanwhile, wash and halve the mushrooms, then pan fry them on medium heat in olive oil, black pepper and salt. When they are cooked, leave aside to cool.
  3. The eggs should be done while pan frying the mushrooms. Rinse them under cold water, roll them on a hard counter so it would be easier to de-shell the eggs. Then, cut up the hard boiled eggs in quarters. Leave aside to cool.
  4. Now, wash and drain off as much water as possible from the spinach leaves (I use salad spinner). Then, sit the washed spinach into a salad bowl.
  5. For salad seasoning, add in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper and lemon juice. Mix them up evenly.
  6. Add in the cooked mushrooms into the spinach leaves. Toss them around to mix in evenly.
  7. Plate the spinach leaves and mushrooms onto a medium plate. Top if off with hard boiled eggs.
  8. Sprinkle some shaved Parmesan on top if you like. Healthy and hearty salad done!

2 thoughts on “Hearty Salad

  1. hi there! nice looking salad! :)
    thanks for visiting my site and you’re based in Dublin? cool.
    you’re planning to visit Glasgow soon?
    For 2 days, I would suggest that you could board the city sightseeing tour bus around Glasgow. Tix valid for 2 days. There’s discounts for students as well. This are some of Glasgow’s attractions: http://citysightseeingglasgow.co.uk/tour-map.html

    As for food, you shouldn’t miss out Glasgow’s bar/pub food :) Like…. the Lauders or Goose… do they have it in Dublin? and the Italian restaurants here serve quite worthy portions too: try Cafe Uno (you can refer to my blog)
    Another famous tea room here is the Willow Tea Room. and since you like Asian food, try Rumours (the Malaysian Restaurant). Hope these help :)

    When are you coming to Glasgow?

  2. Hey Chris, thanks for the quick reply!! I’m planning to visit one of the weeks during summer months (Jun, Jul or Aug)..glad to hear that there are so many choices in Glasgow… oh yes, I was thinking if you are able to meet up too? It’s always good to meet up with another avid food blogger!

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