Russian Salad with Sauerkraut, Beans and Mushrooms

William V. Pokhlebkin wrote that salads are not typical of Russian cuisine, they came from Europe in the 19th century. Old Russian table had zakuski, such as sauerkraut (pickled with carrot), salted or pickled vegetables and mushrooms separately. This salad made with sauerkraut, cooked beans, pickled mushrooms (honey fungus – opyata) and chopped chives. For me it’s much more Russian than popular Olivier or Russian Salad with mayonnaise.

Russian Salad with Sauerkraut, Beans and Mushrooms

1 cup Russian Sauerkraut (homemade or from Russian store), not very sour.
1/2 cup cooked beans, like red beans
1/2 cup marinated or salted honey fungus (or any other mushrooms)
chopped chives or scallions
1-2 tbsp. crude sunflower oil

Mix all in large bowl. Enjoy with hot boiled potato.

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