Portabella and Blue Cheese Salad

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"Adapted from MayoClinic. Very tasty, elegant, low calorie and healthy salad. Just beware...it is tart (You may try adding a couple of Splenda packets or honey to the dressing). It looks like a lot once mounded on the plates but is very low calorie!"

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (358.7 g)
  • Calories 116.2
  • Total Fat - 2.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1 g
  • Cholesterol - 4 mg
  • Sodium - 715.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.9 g
  • Sugars - 6.1 g
  • Protein - 6.7 g
  • Calcium - 191.6 mg
  • Iron - 3.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 19.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Spray a large non-stick skillet with oil. Heat over medium heat.

Step 2

Add the Mushrooms, onion, garlic and asparagus and saute until tender, 4-6 minutes

Step 3

Add wine or lemon juice and cook until evaporates completely, about 1 minute.

Step 4

In a small bowl whisk together the blue cheese, vinegar, water, salt and black pepper, to taste (I use a lot of pepper). Add sweetener to taste, if desired.

Step 5

Divide 3 cups lettuce between 2-4 plates.

Step 6

Top each with 1/4-1/2 the vegetable saute, 1/2-1 roasted red pepper, 1/4-1/2 of the whisked dressing and 1/8-1/4 cup of croutons.

Step 7

Serve Immediately.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


This salad was a nice change from my usual lettuce salad and I enjoyed it very much. I used lemon and Splenda. Thank you for sharing it with us T! Linda


(17 Feb 2014)


We had this as part of our dinner last night and it was wonderful, what more can I say! update 9/22/18: Have made and served this often since my 1st comment, it still is fantastic!


review by:
(19 Jun 2013)


We both felt that this was an outstanding salad! But I do say that with the caveat that I added 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil to the dressing as it didn't seem quite balanced without it. Perhaps it could be listed as an optional ingredient? I baked up my own croutons from cubed French bread and garlic butter while I prepared the salad toppings. It was all so quick and easy, and very satisfying as a light veggie meal.


review by:
(28 Apr 2013)


This is a delicious salad recipe I will be making quite often. Another winner recipe from this chef!! I used the lemon juice and splenda options and used regular lettuce as I could not find the bibb lettuce the recipe calls for and I omitted the croutons. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag game.


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(1 Apr 2012)

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