Fresh Herb Walnut Tomato Cucumber Salad

This Herb Walnut Tomato Cucumber Salad is a wonderfully fresh take on a classic tomato cucumber salad. Fresh herbs really makes this Georgian style salad sing, while roasted walnuts add a touch of sweetness. 

Fresh Herb Walnut Tomato Cucumber Salad

Herb Walnut Tomato Cucumber Salad is a simple chopped tomato cucumber salad topped with toasted walnut and refreshing herbs. One bite and you’ll see why this combination is such a winner on the dinner table. Serve this crave worthy salad alongside Lemon Herb Dry Brine Chicken and enjoy a simple dessert of Vanilla Roasted Strawberries and Rhubarb

Eat the World – Georgia

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to indulge in my favourite blogger collaboration, Eat the World. Each month, a Country is chosen and our group of adventurous bloggers cook recipes from the country’s cuisine. This month, join us as we explore the cuisine of Georgia. Georgia is a hub of amazing food and wine. Fun fact: Georgia is credited as one of the oldest wine making regions in the world!

This picturesque country is located in between Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It shares borders with Russia, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. As you would expect, these countries have had a large influence on Georgian cuisine.

A platter containing a fresh salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, walnuts, and fresh herbs.

The Georgian Supra

Georgia has an interesting feast tradition that has evolved through time. Large gatherings of family and friends, referred to as supras are held on special occasions. These feasts occur on both somber occasions and happy celebrations and often last for hours at a time. The elected head of the feast, or tamada, leads various themed toasts throughout the feast. Next, each guest has a chance to speak on themes throughout the evening, while other diners listen respectfully. The hardest part of being the tamada? Guests must be able to hold intelligent conversation throughout the evening while consuming vast quantities of wine.

A platter containing a fresh salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, walnuts, and fresh herbs.

Georgian Cuisine

Georgian cuisine is a reflection of the country’s diverse agricultural industry. Rich meat dishes, baked breads, and fresh vegetarian dishes all play a part on the Georgian table. Throughout history, Georgian cuisine became influenced because of it’s location along the Silk Road trade route. Today, the cuisine vary within each of the eleven regions while immigration brings new influences to the Georgian plate.

A platter containing a fresh salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, walnuts, and fresh herbs.

Traditional Georgian Tomato Cucumber Salad

This Fresh Herb Walnut Tomato Cucumber Salad or Kitri Pamidvris Salata is a delicious salad with traditional Georgian fresh herbs and walnuts. Walnuts are important components of many Georgian dishes from stews, to soups, salad dressings, and in traditional sweets. For my salad, I chose to roast chopped walnuts and add them directly to the salad. However, they may also be ground and used in the dressing.

 

Join these talented bloggers on a Journey to Georgia and share using our #eattheworld hashtag.

Culinary Adventures with Camilla: A Georgian Salad Duo: Ispanakhis Pkhali and Charkhlis Mkhali
Tara’s Multicultural Table: Khabizgina (Georgian Cheese and Potato Bread)
Juli at Pandemonium Noshery: Satsivi – Georgian Walnut Turkey
Evelyne from Cultureatz: Georgian Ajika Dry Spice Paste
Amy from House of Nash Eats: Georgian Chicken Stew with Tomatoes and Herbs [Chakhokhbili]
Margaret at Kitchen Frau: Margaret: Charkhlis Chogi (Georgian Beets with Sour Cherry Sauce)
Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Lobiani (Georgian Bean-Stuffed Bread) #EattheWorld
Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm: Khinkali (Georgian Dumplings)
Simply Inspired Meals: Fruit Leather aka Tklapi

 

A platter containing a fresh salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, walnuts, and fresh herbs.

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A platter containing a fresh salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, walnuts, and fresh herbs.

 

Yield: 6 servings

Fresh Herb Walnut Tomato Cucumber Salad

A platter containing a fresh salad of herbs, walnuts,tomatoes, and cucumbers.

This Herb Walnut Tomato Cucumber Salad is a wonderfully fresh take on a classic tomato cucumber salad. Fresh herbs really makes this Georgian style salad sing, while roasted walnuts add a touch of sweetness.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

FOR THE DRESSING

  • 4 TBSP honey
  • 4 TBSP white vinegar or sherry vinegar
  • 1 red bird's eye Thai chili; very finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves ; minced
  • 1 tsp salt

FOR THE SALAD

  • 6 tomatoes; seeded and chopped
  • 1 English cucumber; seeded and chopped
  • 2 green onions; sliced
  • large handful fresh basil; chopped
  • large handful fresh dill; chopped
  • larger handful fresh cilantro; chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts; toasted and chopped

Instructions

    1. Mix the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. If you are having an issue incorporating the honey, warm it up in a small pot or microwave then stir.
    2. Mix the cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes in a larger bowl. Add half of the herbs and half of the walnuts.
    3. Add the dressing and toss.
    4. Arrange salad on a platter and top with remaining nuts and finally, the herbs.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 193Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 401mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 16gProtein: 5g

Nutritional calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. For special diets or medical issues please use your preferred calculator.

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28 comments

  1. Evelyne

    So glad to see you back this month Bernice! And wow just loving this salad so much and all the herbs on top.

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Hi Evelyne, I couldn’t resist Georgia…it’s at the top of my travel bucket list right now. Years ago I did a kachapuri recipe and we just loved it. I’m going to update it and link it to the salad post next week. Hope you are feeling better now.

      Reply

  2. Juli

    I love tomato cucumber salads, and that version looks absolutely amazing.

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Yes, it is for sure a classic combo. Especially with dill!

      Reply

  3. Tara

    Yum! Love all those fresh herbs on top

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Me too, so fresh and they really make the salad pop!

      Reply

  4. Camilla at Culinary Adventures

    I tried two Georgian salads with nuts and herbs…but not tomato-cucumber. Can ‘t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Nuts and herbs seems to be very popular in Georgian cuisine…hope you enjoyed this challenge!

      Reply

  5. [email protected] Frau

    Now you definitely make me want to have a supra and invite all my friends (I’m sure with enough wine, we’d all sound intelligent!) Your salad looks delicious – I love the addition of the toasted walnuts.

    Reply

  6. Simply Inspired Meals

    Beautiful salad, and it sounds like it would have fantastic flavors!

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Thank you Kelley! Yes, it was quite delicious. I can’t wait to make it again with homegrown tomatoes this summer.

      Reply

  7. Colleen

    The chili, the herbs, and the walnuts, all turn a simple cucumber tomato salad into a flavour explosion! It looks delicious and I also learned a little about a country I knew very little about. Thanks, Bernice!

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Glad you enjoyed…I’ve been obsessed with Georgia since I started blogging 6 years ago. Hoping I can travel there one day!

      Reply

  8. Nicoletta De Angelis Nardelli

    We miss this wonderful group!! What a great salad, Bernice, simple but so full of flavors! Nice story about the supra. I bet it’s not that easy to indulge in wine and be able to maintain intelligent conversations 🙂 .

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Next month is Mexican…maybe you’ll be able to join again? I’ve been cooking with spice A LOT, trying to keep warm!

      Reply

  9. Jessica

    Mmm, perfect salad to take us into the Spring season! Loving the flavours!

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Thanks! I don’t know about you but I am sure craving green and fresh lately…

      Reply

  10. Dana

    What a gorgeous and refreshing salad! I absolutely love adding walnuts to pretty much everything. They add so much to texture. I can’t wait to make this!

    Reply

  11. Kim

    Looks so fresh and delicious. I love the combination of flavours and textures. (I love adding nuts to salad!)

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      I was a great combination…already craving a repeat!

      Reply

  12. Jo Vanderwolf

    The flavors and textures sound so incredible. I cannot wait to try this. My sisters are salad freaks so they are going to be excited to try this too! Thank you for sharing!

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      They will love it…especially if they love dill and herbs!

      Reply

  13. Nicole

    I always learn something when I read your blog! I’m all about salads these days, and this looks incredible!

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Aw thanks! That’s so great to hear. This is one of my favourite salads to date. I need to make it again soon.

      Reply

  14. Elaine

    A perfect summertime salad to use all that fresh garden produce! Love all the fresh herbs on top. Beautiful!

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Thank you very much Elaine!

      Reply

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