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mushroom vinaigrette

As weird as mushroom vinaigrette may sound, it was one of the most delicious salad dressings I ever made! It is not made with actual mushrooms (that I think would be weird) but rather a liquid coming out from mushrooms during sautéing. Aha, the one you drain. Why did I do that before?! You can also use organic mushroom broth. Once I poured mushroom vinaigrette on top of spinach mushroom salad, it melted the soft goat cheese adding another flavour dimension.

mushroom vinaigrette

mushroom vinaigrette

How was your weekend? Mine went almost according to a Friday’s plan. About a month ago we decided to spend at least one day of the weekend memorable – not doing house chores. Since then I love to share weekend recaps in my Monday posts.

On Sunday, we ventured out on Sea to Sky highway towards Squamish. The plan was first to hike to at least the 1st point of Stawamus Chief but it ended up being too hard for our 5 year old. Fair enough. So, we proceeded to have lunch and admire Shannon Falls. After that we headed down to Brackendale for eagle watching – we saw 1 (not the season apparently but on the way home we stopped at a viewpoint on highway and got amazing eagle closeup with binoculars). And after that we visited Nexen beach which was super windy thus many surfers. Then had dinner in Zephyr Cafe which was very healthy and good. If blogging ever crashed and when my kids get older I would love to run a similar cafe. Part-time. Because without further cockiness I know that I can cook and keep things clean. Yes, I wish cafe was cleaner.

mushroom vinaigrette

The trip itself was wonderful minus horrendously whining 5 year old. OMG how happy I was to send him to daycare (not without whining of course) and go for a run this morning. I love Mondays! Now I’m blogging outside with waterfall in a background and cleaning lady vacuuming my floors inside. Yes, I hired one and I pay money people to do other tasks because I was going nuts and had no time for myself.

mushroom vinaigrette

So, that was yesterday. On Thursday, I made this wonderful mushroom vinaigrette. I was sautéing mushrooms for the spinach salad and was about to drain the liquid from mushrooms so they would brown. Then I thought why not to mix it with oil, vinegar and spices and use in a salad?! At the end of the day I was trying to have a very mushroom-y spinach salad.

If you would like to prepare mushroom vinaigrette only (whatever salad you wish), use store-bought organic mushroom broth. I also love the cubes because of no leftovers going bad and “I need to use up the box ASAP” panic attack. And if you are looking for other waste free salad dressings, try my homemade Asian salad dressing, mint vinaigrette or healthy honey mustard dressing.

mushroom vinaigrette

Mushroom Vinaigrette

Mushroom Vinaigrette


  • 1/3 cup mushroom broth
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt


  1. In a small Mason jar, combine all ingredients, screw the lid on top and shake really well.
  2. Use with Sauteed Mushroom Spinach Salad
  3. Storage Instructions: Refrigerate for up to a week.

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 5

Amount Per Serving= 2 tbsp:
Calories: 101.3
Total Fat: 11.2 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 300.5 mg
Total Carbs: 0.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
Protein: 0.0 g
WW Points+: 3

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  1. Kit

    Olena, you give me blog envy! You make me want to start my own with your suspenseful writing, wonderful recipes, rich family Ukraine history! Yet I know I must simply enjoy yours, as my childhood was not anything anything people would care to read, I could not come up with such creative recipes, (can’t wait to see the next one, you have me on the edge of my seat!) and I could never write as well! and we live on your recipes for a reason! We want to eat healthily and enjoy,our meals. Thank you for sharing your family with too. It brings a sense of nostalgia to me personally, when my own children were growing up and life was a mix of fun, rushing, and frustrations and longing for things to slow down.

    • Kit

      I cannot even fathom a mushroom salad dressing but I have made most of your others and they have been fantastic! I trust this will be also!

    • Olena

      Oh, I absolutely believe everyone has something unique to share! It doesn’t have to be cooking for you. Something else you really enjoy doing. It could be anything – from golfing to picking recyclables on a highway. I would read the last one – so unique and different, right?! you can blog about anything! Just for yourself, for your own memories, for money. Whatever you want LOL.
      I had to google “suspenseful”.:)
      Oh, it is like I am enjoying reading new moms and their adventures with new babies now haha. For me that was 10 years ago.
      Thank you for your always thoughtful comments!!! You are always coming from a good place. xoxo

  2. Kit

    I come from a good place because you offer so much that I enjoy. This blog is very well rounded!! Also because I’ve lived a lot and am happy with where life has landed me after isome growing-up trials. Sorry I made you google though lol!

    Thanks! I will be thinking of what I have to offer to blog about.


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