Mushroom, black fungus and fennel salad

June 2022


1 cup (30g) shredded dried black fungus (Black fungus, also known as cloud or wood ear fungus, is sold dried whole or shredded from Asian grocers. )
1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
120g button mushrooms, sliced
40g baby spinach
1 cup thinly sliced spring onions
1/4 cup mint leaves
Toasted sesame seeds, to serve

1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
2 tbs lemon juice
2 tbs light soy sauce


  1. Soak black fungus in a bowl of boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  2. For the dressing, combine oil, lemon juice and soy sauce in a bowl.

  3. Combine black fungus with fennel, sliced mushroom, baby spinach, spring onion and mint in a bowl. Add salad dressing and toss to combine.

  4.  Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, then serve.