Red Bean Soup

Lobios Chorba

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


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By Darra Goldstein

Published 1999

  • About

Beans were introduced from Turkey in the late sixteenth century and subsequently became a staple of Georgian cuisine. The word chorba also made its way to Georgia via Turkey. In Georgia, red kidney beans are most often served as a seasoned purée, but here they are coupled with vegetables and herbs to yield a thick, invigorating soup. Lobios chorba keeps for up to a week in the refrigerator.