STUFFED TOMATOES AND CUCUMBERS

Stuffed vegetables are very popular in Georgia and often form part of a traditional supra (feast). In this recipe we show how to make a spicy nut filling for tomatoes and cucumbers.

Tomato with Cucumber and nut - Copy

Ingredients: 2 tomatoes, 2 cucumbers, 200 grams of walnuts, 1 clove of garlic, 1 level tsp of blue fenugreek, 1 level tsp of dried coriander, 1 level tsp of dried marigold, 1 level tsp of dried red pepper, 6 green onions, 30 grams of parsley, 1 green pepper, 1 tsb of oil, 2 tbs of white wine vinegar, and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference).

Preparation (stuffing): Crush the walnuts and garlic together (we used a mortar and pestle).

Walnuts Salt and Garlic - Copy

Add 1 level tsp of blue fenugreek, 1 level tsp of dried coriander, 1 level tsp of dried marigold, 1 level tsp of dried red pepper. Crush and squash together with the nuts and garlic.

Adding Spices to Crushed Nuts - Copy

Transfer the nut mixture to a mixing bowl. Chop 3 green onions and 15 grams parsley and add to the bowl. Add 2 tbs of white wine vinegar and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.

Adding Chopped Ingredients to Nuts - Copy

Slice the cucumbers in half and slice the top off of the tomatoes. Keep the tops of the tomatoes for the side salad.

Slice Cucumber and top of Tomatoes - Copy

Use a knife or spoon to remove the inside of the cucumber. Put the inner part of the cucumber in a mixing bowl (for use in the side salad).

Removing Centre of Cucumber - Copy

Use a spoon to remove the pulp from the tomatoes and put the pulp in the mixing bowl that will be used to make the side salad.

Removing the Tomato Core - Copy

Stuff the tomatoes and cucumber with the nut mixture.

Stuff the tomatoes and Cucumber with Nut Mixture - Copy

Preparation (side salad): Chop 3 green onions, 1 green pepper and 15 grams of parsley and add to the mixing bowl containing the insides of the tomatoes and cucumbers. Add salt and 1 tbs of oil. Add any remaining crushed walnut mixture left over from stuffing the tomatoes and cucumber and stir thoroughly.

Adding Chopped Ingredients - Copy

Serving: Serve cold with the side salad.

Tomato and Cucumber with Nuts - Copy

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