Warm mushroom salad

This is a simple salad, but a very interesting one.  It is hearty enough for a light supper. And it is a breeze to make.

Saute a package of mushrooms, about 2 cups in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. You can use regular white button mushrooms or you can use dried mushrooms that you soak in warm water.  Make sure to cut off any tough ends if you use dried. Add chopped onions, garlic or shallots to taste.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Meanwhile fry bacon until crispy.  You could also use pancetta if you would like.  Once the mushrooms are cooked, add 3 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and a splash of olive oil.  Saute a few minutes.  Then add to the greens.

You can use arugula or spinach.  Pour the warm mushrooms on top with some of the dressing.  Crumble the bacon on top and add some cheese.  You can use goat cheese or blue cheese.  Add some toasted pine nuts and serve.

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