Kasha Salad (Good Hot or Cold!)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a recipe I've been making forever! Its VERY simple and healthy and it's good hot or cold! Don't be tempted to skip the step with the egg.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 small egg
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons margarine
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fine grain roasted buckwheat groats (often packaged as "Kasha" in a box at the supermarket)
  • 12 cup minced dried onion
  • 14 cup chopped mushroom (button or whatever is in season!)
  • 14 cup chopped celery


  1. Heat water, 2 tbs margarine, salt & pepper, onion, & veggies. Keep at a boil on med. high.
  2. Beat egg in a bowl.
  3. Add buckwheat to the egg and stir to coat evenly. (This step is absolutely necessary if you don't want buckwheat groats the consistency of oatmeal!).
  4. In a large skilet, add egg-coated buckwheat and cook on high for 3 min., stirring constantly, until egg is dried and buckwheat groats are separated.
  5. Reduce heat to low and quickly stir in the boiling liquid and veggies.
  6. Cover tightly and simmer for 5 minute.
  7. Stir in the remaining 2 tbs margarine and any additional spices you may want to add (I've used some garlic powder or Cajun spices, depending on my mood!).
  8. Eat now, or put in fridge to chill.
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I made just this the other night, I doubled the amount and added 1 cup of finely diced carrots. We had it as a main course and loved it. I was going to post my own, but you beat me to it! I recommend this to people who think they don't like trying new things--it is really good.