Shiitake Carpaccio

Want to include more mushrooms in your diet? Start with easy-to-find varieties such as shiitake.
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Shiitake Carpaccio recipe.

This dish is insanely easy to prepare, is packed with nutrients, and is surprisingly satisfying given its simplicity. There’s peppery arugula, brightness from the lemon, hot-and-smoky paprika, and creamy, salty umami flavor from the cheese. Recipe excerpted with permission from Healing Mushrooms by Tero Isokauppila.

  • 2Servings


  • 1 bunch arugula (4 cups)
  • 8 oz. shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and very thinly sliced
  • Juice of ½ lemon (1 Tbs.)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil (approx. 2 Tbs.)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Smoked paprika (½–1 tsp.)
  • 1½ oz. shredded Parmesan cheese


Divide arugula between two plates, and top with mushroom slices. Drizzle lemon juice and olive oil over mushrooms, and season with salt, pepper, and paprika. Finish with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese over all.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 260
  • Carbohydrate Content: 11 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 15 mg
  • Fat Content: 21 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 6 g
  • Sodium Content: 380 mg
  • Sugar Content: 4 g
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