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Georgian Bean Salad

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Kidney beans and onions are given a boost by a unique walnut-based dressing. This dish is a great cold side for a warm day. I like to add chicken to mine and make it the whole meal!"
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10 h 50 m servings 255
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place beans in a bowl; cover with plenty of water. Soak for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain beans and transfer to a large pot; cover with plenty of water, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until beans are soft, about 90 minutes. Drain and season with salt.
  3. Grind walnuts and garlic to a fine paste in a food processor. Add vinegar, 1/3 cup water, 1 tablespoon parsley, 1 tablespoon cilantro, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Process until smooth.
  4. Mix beans, onion, chicken, and dressing in a bowl. Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with 1 tablespoon parsley and 2 tablespoons cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 255 calories; 6.2 30.9 20.1 24 28 Full nutrition

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This was my favorite Georgian dish when I lived in Moscow, and for years I've been searching for an Americanized recipe for it, so thank you so much for sharing!!! I used 2 cans of red kidney be...