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 with toasty walnuts and refreshing herbs. One bite and you’ll see why this combination is such a winner on the dinner table.
The flavours are fresh and crave worthy, with cool sweetness from the cucumbers, crunch from the walnuts, a hint of acid from the tomatoes all gloriously accented by the fresh herbs.
This is the THE salad to make and eat during the height of summer, when the garden is full of ripe tomatoes and green herbs.
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, our group of adventurous bloggers chooses recipes from the themed country’s cuisine to share. This month, join us as we explore the cuisine of Georgia.
Georgia is a hub of amazing food and wine. Fun fact: Georgia is 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.
The Georgian Supra
Georgia has an interesting feast tradition that has evolved through time. The supra is a large gatherings of family and friends, only happens 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.
However, can you guess the most difficult part of being the tamada? It’s being able to hold intelligent conversation throughout the evening while consuming vast quantities of wine.
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.
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, you can also finely grind the walnut then use them 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
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
- 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.
- Mix the cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes in a larger bowl. Add half of the herbs and half of the walnuts.
- Add the dressing and toss.
- Arrange salad on a platter and top with remaining nuts and finally, the herbs.
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.