It’s Mushroom Week at OrganicAuthority.com, and Bob Greene—the man responsible for Oprah Winfrey’s dramatic weight loss—has included this nutrient-dense super-food in his recently published book, The Best Life Diet.

“I recommend bolstering your diet with fresh mushrooms,” he says. “From Portabella and shiitake to common white button, mushrooms have a unique flavor that goes well with so many foods and contain the antioxidant selenium.”

Here’s another great recipe featuring ingredients available at your local natural and organic food store.

Sautéed Mushroom Salad

Makes 4 servings

8 cups spring mix (assorted baby salad greens)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound white button or crimini mushrooms, cleaned, trimmed and quartered
1/2 cup shallot or onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup red pepper, diced
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chives, minced

  1. Divide spring mix among 4 serving plates; set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add a single layer of mushrooms and cook, without stirring, for about 5 minutes or until mushrooms become red-brown on one side.
  3. Turn the mushrooms and stir in shallot or onion, red pepper and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, or until shallot or onions begin to soften.
  4. Remove from heat and transfer to a separate bowl. Stir in vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper and mix until sugar is dissolved. Spoon mushroom mixture on top of greens and scatter fresh chives on top. Serve immediately.

Recipe and photo courtesy of the Mushroom Council