Paris Mushroom Salad with Lemon, Parsley, and Parmesan Recipe

Kerry Saretsky

A champignon de Paris, or a Paris mushroom, is nothing but a plain ol' white button mushroom. I hate them cooked, but raw, they taste fresh with a texture like nothing else, and are prone to just guzzling up flavor. This salad is light but meaty and earthy at the same time, punctuated with bright lemon and parsley It's one of my favorite salads of all time because no one ever sees it coming.

Recipe Details

Paris Mushroom Salad with Lemon, Parsley, and Parmesan Recipe

Active 10 mins
Total 10 mins
Serves 4 servings


  • 1 1/2- to 2-ounce chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano

  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley

  • 9 ounces button or cremini mushrooms, wiped clean

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • Freshly cracked black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Sea salt


  1. Fit your food processor with the thin slicer attachment. Push the Parmigiano-Reggiano through first, then the parsley, and then the mushrooms. Remove the slicing disc, and put a serving plate over the food processor bowl. Invert the bowl, so the mushroom salad comes out with the mushrooms on the bottom and the parmesan on top.

  2. Zest the lemon over the salad and top with cracked black pepper to taste. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil, and salt until emulsified. Drizzle over the salad and serve right away.

Special Equipment

Food processor fitted with a thin slicing blade

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
123 Calories
10g Fat
5g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 123
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 491mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 356mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)