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Fresh Pumpkin & Mushroom Salad with Truffle Vinaigrette


This fall salad is delicate while at the same time deliciously decadent. Hold onto those small sugar pumpkins after Halloween because they are perfect for this salad.

Two things are consistent with Chef Robin’s recipes. First, all ingredients should be fresh, local and as organic as possible, the salad, the pumpkin and the truffles or truffle oil. The flavors are always so much better. Secondly, presentation. Chef Robin believes that all the senses are involved in enjoying a meal. The way it looks magnifies the senses of taste and smell.


1 small about 1 1/2 lb sugar pumpkin or butternut squash if you can’t find fresh pumpkin
2 large shallots, sliced in rings
1 pound of meat mushrooms such as portobello, shiitake, or cremini, de-stemmed tops cut in half, portobello cut in strips
1/4 extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 small truffle or truffle oil
2 tbsp of a nice balsamic vinegar at least 15 years old
juice of one fresh lemon
1 tsp super finely minced fresh rosemary
2 cup or so of your favorite mixed greens

1. Prepare you pumpkin. Slice open, remove the seeds and peel or cut off the skin. Cube the pumpkin meat into  1″ to 2″ squares.

2. Combine the pumpkin, shallots, mushroom tops and oil in a bowl and toss to coat.

3. Put baking sheet under the broiler for about 15-20 minutes until pumpkin is slightly charred and cooked through.You will have to turn the veggies with a spatula a few times during the cooking to help them cook evenly.  When veggies are cooked through transfer them to a bowl.

4. Whisk the balsamic with the fresh lemon juice. If using a canned truffle mince about 1 oz and add it and 1 tablespoon of the oil truffle into the dressing. (If you are not using the truffle oil,  use 1 tbsp olive oil)  Whisk in the rosemary and let it sit for a minute to for the flavors to marry.

5. Toss the dressing in the now warm to room temperature broiled veggies.




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