Georgian Tomato Cucumber Salad with Walnut Dressing


Introduction: This traditional Georgian appetizer features a delicious tomato and cucumber salad with a spicy walnut dressing. It’s a popular dish in Georgian restaurants, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Fresh ingredients and the unique walnut sauce make this salad a flavorful delight.


  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 small cucumbers
  • 1 scallion or red onion
  • ½ cup walnuts, ground
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp chopped green pepper
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • A few sprigs of cilantro and red basil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Slice the tomatoes and cucumbers and place them in a salad bowl.
  2. In a food processor, combine the ground walnuts, garlic, cilantro, salt, vinegar, and water. Process until you achieve a smooth paste.
  3. Pour the walnut dressing over the tomato and cucumber slices in the salad bowl, and mix well.
  4. Garnish the salad with chopped scallions and red basil.

Serving: Serve the Georgian Tomato Cucumber Salad with Walnut Dressing as a refreshing appetizer or side dish. Enjoy!

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