MUSHROOM, TOMATO AND CASHEW SALAD

  • 1 3/4 pounds button mushrooms (trimmed)
  • 3 1/3 cups semi-dried tomatoes
  • 3 1/2 ounces baby spinach leaves
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 6 3/4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard

  
1. Place a large roasting pan in the oven then preheat oven and pan to 220°C fan forced. Add the mushrooms to the hot pan. Add thyme and drizzle over 2 tbsp of the olive oil, shake the pan to coat all the mushrooms. Roast mushrooms for 15 minutes or until tender.

2. Meanwhile, heat a medium non-stick frying pan over medium-heat. Add 1 tbsp oil and the cashews, cook, shaking the pan for 3-4 minutes until cashews are light golden. Add the honey and sesame seeds, toss gently to coat.

3. Remove cashews to a tray lined with baking paper to cool.

4.Add the cashews, tomatoes and spinach to the mushrooms. Combine the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil, vinegar, mustard and salt and pepper in a screw-top jar, shake to combine. Pour the dressing over the mushroom salad and toss gently to combine.

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