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Pkhali Recipe: Georgian Spinach & Walnut Spread

6 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

1 hour 12 minutes

total time

Ingredients

300 grams (10 cups) fresh spinach

50 grams (1/3 cup) walnut halves

2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

1/8 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

2 teaspoons white wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon blue fenugreek

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

50 ml (1/4 cup) sunflower (or any other neutral) oil

Salt and pepper

Pomegranate seeds, for garnish

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add spinach, stir and cook for one minute. Drain in a colander, pressing on the spinach with the back of a spoon to release as much moisture as possible. Set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the walnuts and garlic until ground fine and the consistency resembles wet sand.

Scrape down sides of bowl and add the spinach and cilantro. Pulse until well-combined and homogenous.

Transfer contents to a large mixing bowl and add vinegar, coriander, blue fenugreek, cayenne and oil, stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate mixture until it is firm, about one hour.

With clean hands, shape the pkhali into small balls, 4-6 in total depending on the size you prefer. Garnish with pomegranate seeds, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving Size

1

Calories

62

Total Fat

3 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Unsaturated Fat

2 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

69 mg

Total Carbohydrate

9 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

5 g

Protein

2 g

6 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

1 hour 12 minutes

total time
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