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Wilted Arugula with Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms


½ cup walnuts, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced
½ teaspoon salt or to taste
½ teaspoon pepper or to taste
½ cup golden raisins
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
6 cups Esmee arugula
crumbled feta cheese for topping


  1. Add the walnuts to a large dry skillet and heat over medium heat for about 2 minutes until they start to brown a bit. Transfer walnuts to a small bowl.
  2. In the same skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shiitake mushrooms, sauté until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the golden raisins, balsamic vinegar and stir.
  4. Add the arugula, season with salt and pepper and stir. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until the arugula starts to wilt a bit.
  5. Remove from heat and add the walnuts back in.
  6. Toss well then top with feta cheese and serve warm.