Recipes from Georgia: Kartopili Nigvzit (Potatoes with Walnuts)

Recipes from Georgia

Kartopili Nigvzit (Potatoes with Walnuts)

Country: Georgia
Course: Side
Makes: 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 lb boiling potatoes, peeled and cut into 8ths
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and minced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 generous cup of shelled walnuts
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped mixed herbs (cilantro, parsley and dill)
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until they are easily pierced with a fork. In a separate pan, sauté the onion in melted butter until translucent.
  2. Put the walnuts in a food processor and chop them up with the garlic and some salt and pepper. Add the herbs and the vinegar, then the onion. Toss the potatoes with the walnut mixture (they should break up a little) and garnish with parsley. The traditional way to serve these is at room temperature.