20 Georgian salads worth making

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20 Georgian salads worth making
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Do you want to learn how to cook real Georgian salads? Our selection of 20 great recipes is already waiting for you! All salads are simple, so even an inexperienced chef can do it. Read, choose and get down to business soon!

1. Gazapkhuli salad

Gazapkhuli salad

Fresh and delicious Georgian salad that goes well with meat dishes, porridge or pasta.

You will need: 2 cucumbers, 1 green apple, 1 clove of garlic, 5 sprigs of dill, 2 stalks of green onions, 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, ground black pepper, salt.

Preparation: Coarsely grated cucumbers and apple, finely chop the dill and green onions. Mix everything in a deep bowl, salt and pepper, add lemon juice, oil and garlic passed through a press.

2. Georgian salad with eggplant and tomatoes

Georgian salad with eggplant and tomatoes

Serve this salad on the table and get ready to receive compliments!

You will need: 1 eggplant, 2 tomatoes, 80 g of curd cheese, 1 onion, 250 ml of vegetable oil, 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tablespoon chili sauce, 1 tbsp. sesame seeds, 2 tablespoons starch, cilantro, ground black pepper, salt.

Preparation: Cut the eggplants, roll in starch and fry in vegetable oil. Chop tomatoes, onions and cilantro. Mix everything in a wide salad bowl. Add olive oil, sauce, pepper and salt. Top with curd cheese and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

3. Tbilisi salad

Tbilisi salad

Spicy, bright and very appetizing salad!

You will need: 400 g of boiled beef, 1 can of canned beans, 1 hot pepper pod, 1 bell pepper, 1 onion, a handful of walnuts, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tsp. hops-suneli, 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, 1 tbsp. wine vinegar, cilantro, ground black pepper, salt.

Preparation: Chop the beef, onion, cilantro, bell peppers and hot peppers. Dry the nuts in a pan and chop. Mix everything in a large bowl, add washed beans, suneli hops, ground pepper and salt. Squeeze the garlic through a press, pour in the oil and wine vinegar.

4. Georgian salad of beans, nuts and fresh herbs

Georgian salad of beans, nuts and fresh herbs

An interesting recipe for a hearty Georgian salad without meat.

You will need: 1 can of canned beans, 100 g of walnuts, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 onion, half a bunch of cilantro, half a bunch of parsley, 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, 2 tsp. wine vinegar, ground black pepper, salt.

Preparation: Soak the nuts for 5 hours, then drain, dry and chop. Chop the onion, garlic, cilantro and parsley. Mix everything in a large bowl, add washed beans, oil, vinegar, ground pepper and salt.

5. Vegetable salad with nut dressing

Vegetable salad with nut dressing

This popular salad is served in almost any Georgian restaurant or cafe.

You will need: 2 tomatoes, 2 cucumbers, 1 onion, half a bunch of cilantro, half a bunch of dill, 3 sprigs of basil, half a hot pepper, 2 cloves of garlic, a handful of walnuts, 2 tbsp. olive oil, 2 tsp. wine vinegar, salt.

Preparation: Chop nuts, garlic, hot peppers and salt in a blender. Add oil, vinegar and stir. Chop tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, cilantro and dill. Tear the basil with your hands. Mix everything and add nut dressing.

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6. Boiled potato and fresh vegetable salad

Boiled potato and fresh vegetable salad

Stir the salad carefully so as not to knead the potatoes.

You will need: 500 g boiled potatoes, 300 g tomatoes, 3 cucumbers, 1 bell pepper, 1 onion, herbs, 30 ml vegetable oil, 1 tbsp. wine vinegar, ground black pepper, suneli hops, salt.

Preparation: Chop potatoes, herbs and fresh vegetables. Mix everything in a large salad bowl, add oil, vinegar, ground pepper, suneli hops and salt.

7. Beetroot mkhali

Beetroot mkhali

You can cook mkhali from any vegetables, but walnuts, cilantro and garlic are a must!

You will need: 1 kg of boiled beets, 150 g of walnuts, 4 cloves of garlic, 1 onion, half a bunch of cilantro, 3 tbsp. mayonnaise, 1 tbsp. vegetable oil, 1 tbsp. wine vinegar, hops-suneli, ground black pepper, salt.

Preparation: Fry chopped onions in vegetable oil. Sodium beets on a coarse grater. Chop the nuts in a blender, finely chop the cilantro. Mix everything, squeeze the garlic through a press, add salt, spices, vinegar and mayonnaise.

8. Georgian salad of purple cabbage with nuts

Georgian salad of purple cabbage with nuts

Great salad for the cold season!

You will need: 350 g of purple cabbage, half a cup of walnuts, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar, ground black pepper, salt.

Preparation: Chop the cabbage into thin strips. Dry the nuts in a pan and chop in a blender. Mix everything, add garlic, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper passed through a press.

9. Glekhurad salad

Glekhurad salad

Georgian version of a simple vegetable salad.

You will need: 2 cucumbers, 2 tomatoes, 1 bell pepper, 100 g of radishes, 1 red onion, half a bunch of lettuce, 3 cloves of garlic, 100 g of walnuts, 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, herbs, ground black pepper, salt.

Preparation: Cut vegetables and herbs, tear the salad with your hands. Chop the nuts in a blender, mix with butter, lemon juice, salt, ground pepper and garlic passed through a press. Mix everything gently in a wide salad bowl.

10. Spicy salad with liver, tomatoes and onions

Spicy salad with liver, tomatoes and onions

Pre-soak the liver for half an hour in milk.

You will need: 500 g chicken liver, 300 g tomatoes, 1 red onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 chili pepper, a handful of walnuts, 50 g flour, 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, 2 tbsp. olive oil, cilantro, ground black pepper, salt.

Preparation: Roll the liver in flour and fry in vegetable oil. Chop the tomatoes, onions, chili and cilantro. Chop the nuts in a blender. Mix everything, squeeze the garlic through a press, add olive oil, ground pepper and salt.

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11. Simple eggplant salad

Simple eggplant salad

Peeling eggplants is optional, especially if they are young.

You will need: 3 eggplants, 300 g tomatoes, 1 onion, 5 cloves of garlic, 1 tbsp. sugar, 100 ml of vegetable oil, 1 tbsp. wine vinegar, herbs, ground black pepper, salt, water.

Preparation: Cut the eggplants and soak them in salted water for half an hour. Chop the onion and fry with sugar. Pour in the eggplant and stew under the lid until tender.

Chop tomatoes, herbs and garlic. Add fried eggplants with onions, salt, pepper and vinegar.

12. Vegetable salad with suluguni cheese and dry adjika

Vegetable salad with suluguni cheese and dry adjika

Spicy salad based on Georgian cuisine.

You will need: 3 tomatoes, 100 g suluguni, 1 onion, half a bunch of basil, cilantro pay, 1 tsp. dry adjika, 2 tbsp. sour cream, ground black pepper, salt.

Preparation: Chop tomatoes, onions, cilantro, basil and suluguni. Mix everything, add sour cream, adjika, salt and ground pepper.

13. Georgian salad with goat cheese, arugula and tomatoes

Georgian salad with goat cheese, arugula and tomatoes

Serve this salad with meat or fish!

You will need: 100 g goat cheese, 3 lettuce leaves, 200 g tomatoes, 3 cloves of garlic, half a bunch of arugula, 1 tsp. lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, ground red pepper, salt.

Preparation: Chop the goat cheese, tomatoes and garlic. Tear the lettuce and arugula with your hands. Mix everything in a wide salad bowl, salt and pepper, add lemon juice and oil.

14. Salad with Adyghe cheese, tomatoes and mustard leaves

Salad with Adyghe cheese, tomatoes and mustard leaves

Delicious Georgian salad, which is perfect for a festive table or for every day.

You will need: 100 g of Adyghe cheese, 1 bell pepper, 300 g of tomatoes, 100 g of mustard leaves, 1 onion, 3 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, hops-suneli, red pepper flakes, salt.

Preparation: Break the cheese into pieces and fry in a little butter. Chop tomatoes, bell peppers and onions. Mix everything in a large salad bowl, add mustard leaves, remaining oil, lemon juice, spices and salt.

15. Chicken, Bean and Nuts Salad

Chicken, Bean and Nuts Salad

You can use any greens: dill, cilantro, parsley or arugula.

You will need: 300 g boiled chicken, 1 can of canned beans, half a bunch of greens, 1 onion, 100 g of walnuts, a handful of pomegranate seeds, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 tbsp. olive oil, ground black pepper, salt.

Preparation: Chop the chicken, herbs and onion. Chop nuts and garlic in a blender, mix with oil, salt and ground pepper. Combine washed beans, chicken, onions, herbs, and hazelnut dressing. Sprinkle the finished salad with pomegranate seeds.

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16. “Acecili” salad

Acecili salad

Before serving, this Georgian salad should be infused for half an hour.

You need: 350 g chicken fillet, 2 eggplants, 300 g bell pepper, 2 cloves of garlic, herbs, half a glass of walnuts, 20 ml lemon juice, 3 tbsp. olive oil, ground paprika, hops-suneli, ground black pepper, salt.

Preparation: Bake vegetables in the oven until cooked, peel and chop. Cut the chicken and fry in olive oil. Chop greens, garlic and nuts. Mix everything, add oil, lemon juice, spices and salt.

17. Salad with quince and beans

Quince and beans salad

The tart fruit adds a very interesting flavor.

You will need: 200 g of quince, 1 can of canned beans, 1 onion, 3 cloves of garlic, herbs, 30 ml of olive oil, ground black pepper, salt.

Preparation: Chop the quince, onion and herbs. Combine the ingredients in a bowl, add washed beans, pressed garlic, oil, ground pepper and herbs.

18. Chogi salad

Chogi salad

An original Georgian salad of boiled beetroot and dogwood.

You will need: 1 kg of boiled beets, 2 onions, 150 g of dogwood, half a bunch of cilantro, half a bunch of parsley, 2 tablespoons. olive oil, ground red pepper, salt, 400 ml of water.

Preparation: Boil dogwood for 25 minutes, cool and rub through a sieve. Chop the beets, onions and herbs. Mix everything, add salt and ground pepper.

19. Georgian salad with cheese, vegetables and sausage

Georgian salad with cheese, vegetables and sausage

Goat cheese can be replaced with Adyghe cheese.

You will need: 200 g smoked sausage, 150 g goat cheese, 300 g tomatoes, 1 bell pepper, 1 onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 tbsp. mayonnaise, herbs, ground black pepper, salt.

Preparation: Chop sausage, cheese, tomatoes, bell peppers, herbs and onions. Mix the ingredients in a large salad bowl, salt and pepper, squeeze the garlic through a press and season with mayonnaise.

20. Georgian vegetable salad

Georgian vegetable salad

Literally 10 minutes and the salad is already on your table!

You will need: 2 cucumbers, 2 tomatoes, 1 bell pepper, half a pod of hot pepper, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, half a glass of walnuts, 20 g of cilantro, 2 tbsp. olive oil, ground black pepper, salt.

Preparation: Chop vegetables and cilantro. Chop the nuts in a blender, add oil and ground pepper. In a large salad bowl, combine vegetables, herbs, salt and lemon juice. Add nut dressing and stir.

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