Beans with Walnuts and Spices

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      2 hr 30

Appears in
Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus

By Carla Capalbo

Published 2017

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Nestan Nikoladze’s wonderfully complex bean recipe includes pounded walnuts and the dried petals and fresh leaves of the orange French marigold plant, Tagetes patula. The leaves are more pungent, with a distinct, vegetal note that gives these beans an extra dimension. Nestan works all the flavouring ingredients in her mortar and pestle. That’s the best way, but a food processor also produces a great result.