Salad with mushrooms will make your table of appetizers complete.Salad “Minsk” – recipe Belarusian cuisine. Salad “Minsk” will be tastier if before serving, chill it well, and on top sprinkle with chopped parsley or dill. He does not weigh down the stomach, but rather saturates the body with nutrients and vitamins.

Belarusian cuisine – national cuisine in Belarus. A distinctive feature of Belarusian cuisine is widespread potato dishes, as well as the use of a variety of sausages, cereals, mushrooms and svininy.Vesma diverse. It was influenced by two main factors

active farming and the use of local products
influence of neighboring countries and migrants
For these reasons, the modern Belarusian cuisine is similar to the cuisine of Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Poland. The Jewish community also has brought a lot to the modern Belarusian cuisine.

The peculiarity of this simple and nourishing dishes that lack broad palette of products (like, say, in the Mediterranean) is offset by the different processing methods. Blanching, stewing, roasting, boiling, and sometimes all together. It also helps to make the products not as bold, what they chose at the beginning of the XIX century, and gives wide scope for creativity, without departing from the tradition.

It is impossible to prepare as prepared by our ancestors; number of native Belarusian products – turnips, steamed beans (legumes in general were very popular) – disappeared, cereals are now quite different properties. But much remains: cabbage, buckwheat and pumpkin pancakes, lazanki (machanka with slices of boiled dough), gnocchi, pickles, soups Birch kvass for beet with porcini mushrooms, berry liqueur, homemade sausages, bacon, baked juicy meat (required large pieces ), pike-perch “in Radziwill.”

Modern Belarusian consumes about 162 kg of potatoes per year (about 0.5 kg per day), only 11% of the diet consists of herbs and vegetables. Vegetable oils are also consumed quite little, and it is mostly not the most useful refined. High sugar consumption. Meat Belarusians consume less than half than in neighboring Poland, but it is no more useful poultry and pork.

Ingredients for preparation Salad “minsky”:

Its piquant taste will emphasize traditional Russian drink vodka.

  • 300 g potatoes
  • 150 g mushrooms
  • 50 g onion
  • 30 g oil
  • 7 g vinegar (3%)
  • 10 g sugar
  • 100 g sauerkraut


  • Boil potatoes and slice finely, add shredded sauerkraut, finely chopped onion and chopped boiled or canned mushrooms.
  • Dress salad with vinegar, oil and sugar.