Colorful Saute
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins

Beautiful salad that just bursts with flavor and adds the much needed boost of vitamins during winter.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: colorful saute
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 181 kcal
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
  • 10 Button Mushrooms sliced into 1/4 thick
  • 3 bell peppers assorted colors, cut in 1/3 inch strips
  • 2 large carrots julienned
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 1/2 C. kidney beans cooked/canned, drained
  • 1 1/2 C. straw mushrooms cooked/canned, drained
  • 15-20 olives pitted
  • 1/2 - 1 C. scallions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic or 2 tsp garlic powder
  • olive oil for the skillet
  • 2-3 Tbsp vinegar white/balsamic
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper freshly ground
  • 1-2 Tbsp sesame seeds optional
  1. Heat skillet with 4-5 tablespoons oil. Once hot, add onion to the pan and allow it to golden up, tossing it frequently. About a minute before the onion is golden in color, add pressed garlic and stir for another 30-45 seconds. Remove from heat, tilt the pan, allowing the oil to drip down, while moving the vegetables up. Remove onion to a large mixing bowl.

  2. Quickly sauté carrots in the reserved oil, in a skillet over high heat, about 1 minute. Remove carrots to a large mixing bowl, leaving oil in the pan.
  3. Throw the bell peppers (add oil of needed) and also sauté over high heat until slightly golden around edges, then another, 5-8 minutes with lid on, until peppers are soft, but not mushy. Tilt the pan, allow the oil to drip down, remove pepper with a slotted spoon and add to the carrots.
  4. Next heat the skillet almost to smoke point, throw the sliced button mushrooms and sauté over high heat, tossing frequently, until golden, about 1-2 minutes. Tilt the pan again, move vegetables up with a spoon, then remove mushrooms to other sautéed vegetables.
  5. Once vegetables are cool, add beans, straw mushrooms, chopped or whole olives, chopped scallions, and stir everything.
  6. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  7. Add 1-2 tablespoons vinegar, stir, taste, add more vinegar if needed.

  8. Allow flavors to mend for 20-30 minutes before serving.
  9. Once ready to serve toss everything one more time and sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional).
Nutrition Facts
Colorful Saute
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 413mg18%
Potassium 784mg22%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 5889IU118%
Vitamin C 92mg112%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.