Salad with fresh dates and sautéed onions and mushrooms

I make up recipes all the time and basically never write them down. So I feel inspired, create something that people go crazy over and then proceed to forget it ever happened.

So I’m thinking maybe I should write my “recipes” here. That way others might benefit from them and I’ll have them written down.

Here goes…

Oh. Please keep in mind I’m never exact about ingredients and it isn’t a recipe but more like ideas of what to throw together.

This recipe serves around six people.


  • One large purple onion, sliced into strips
  • One container of fresh! mushrooms
  • 10-15 amazing fresh dates, pitted and quartered
  • 0.5-1 cup sunflower seeds, natural
  • Lettuce, cleaned, dried and torn to pieces
  • 3 tomatoes, cut into eighths
  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar – NOT WHITE
  • Vinegar (I used red wine vinegar)

In a fry pan – not a non-stick – cook the sunflower seeds on a low heat. Once they start smelling toasted,  pay very close attention to them and do the good ol’ flippety flip every 15-45 seconds. Once they’re pretty browned, pour them into a bowl to cool off.

Add olive oil to the pan and add the onions. Sauté for a long time and meanwhile clean the mushrooms. Leave the the small ones whole and cut big ones into halves or quarters.

Add the mushrooms to the sautéeing onions.

Add more olive oil if need be because this will be the main dressing for the salad.

Once the mushrooms have gotten cooking, add some soy sauce and sugar. Mix everything in well and cook a while longer.

Put that aside to cool too.

Place the clean, torn lettuce in a big bowl. Add the tomatoes and dates.

When you’re ready to serve, to the fresh vegetables, add the sautéed vegetables, the seeds and a few small swigs of vinegar. Mix well and serve.

It’s crazy how good this came out. Can’t wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow for lunch. (If no one guilts me into giving them the leftovers.) :)


4 thoughts on “Salad with fresh dates and sautéed onions and mushrooms

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    1. It really was delish to the extreme! I love the changes you made. I was just thinking that I would totally add into the stirfry tofu or chicken breast. This salad can go in so many different directions.

      I also liked having the sauteed vegetables warmed up.

      Anyway, as for a picture, I wish. I’ll have to make the salad again in order to take a picture. From now on I’m going to try to take pictures of the food I make and write about here. Thanks for mentioning that.

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