Spiced Walnut Paste

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Preparation info
  • Makes about

    240 ml

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

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

By Carla Capalbo

Published 2017

  • About

This complex paste flavoured with many delicate spices goes well with beets and other simple vegetables or hard-boiled eggs. Nestan pounds her ingredients using a mortar and pestle but you can make a quicker version in a food processor.


  • 200 g / 7 oz / 2 cups walnut halves
  • 8


Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor with the water and pulse to obtain a thick paste. Store in the refrigerator for one week covered tightly with plastic wrap to prevent the nuts from oxidizing.