Fried Mushroom & Tarragon Salad

Here, I threw together a tasty salad by combining caramelised mushrooms (cooled) to a mayonnaise that has the fragrant tarragon herb stirred through. So delightfully different! This will be enough for 4 people to enjoy as a side salad and we enjoyed it with simple roast chicken pieces

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Carbs 2.8g | Fat 20g | Protein 2.1g
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Fried Mushroom & Tarragon Salad

A quick and deliciously simple salad using caramelised mushrooms and mayonnaise flavoured with the lovely flavour of fresh tarragon.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 as a side

Per serving

Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.8g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 20g


  • 250 g (8.8 oz) mushrooms, halved
  • 2 TB unsalted butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 120 g (4.2 oz) lettuce (cos, Romaine or iceberg), chopped
  • handful fresh tarragon leaves, finely chopped
  • 80 g (2.8 oz) mayonnaise


  • Slice the mushrooms in half.
  • Fry the mushrooms in two batches to avoid over-crowding your pan. Melt half the butter in a large non-stick pan or wok and fry them flat-side down at first until golden and caramelised. Stir well to cook them all over.
  • Remove and set aside on a large plate lined with kitchen paper to drain well. Repeat the process with the remaining butter and mushrooms. Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.
  • While the mushrooms are cooling, rinse and dry your lettuce. I love using my salad spinner to ensure the rinsed leaves are spun free of excess moisture (preventing a soggy salad).
  • Pick the leaves from a generous handful of tarragon sprigs and finely chop them.
  • Combine the mayonnaise and the chopped tarragon. (Hellman's is my favourite mayo to use when I am too lazy to make my own).
  • Once the mushrooms are cooled and not too greasy, stir them into the mayonnaise.
  • Simply top the creamy mushroom mixture over the lettuce. You may want to drizzle a little olive oil onto the lettuce, but I didn't find this necessary.

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                        188Kcal / 787kJ
Fat                                20g
Carbohydrates              2.8g
Protein                          2.1g


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