It is not that easy to be on a Spring Green Diet. To eat A LOT OF greens we need to have A LOT OF greens recipes. Smoothies became the most popular way to incorporate greens in our diet today. I cannot tell I am fond of them. Being very practical and easy to make, to me, they lack the most important component of food – TASTE. Traditional cuisines have much better options. And many of them do not require high cooking skills either.
Pkhali is an amazing spring and summer dish. It comes from the traditional Georgian cuisine. I do not mean the state of Georgia, rather Georgia the country. It is situated in Caucasian Mountains region and is famous for its remarkable people, wine, unique cuisine tradition and record long natural longevity.
2 lb of spinach
small bunch of cilantro
small bunch of parsley
1 cup of walnuts
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 tsp of fenugreek
pinch of hot paprika
salt to taste
lemon juice ( from 1/3 of lemon)
Final touch: sprinkle Pkhali with a bit of roasted walnut oil just before serving.
OH! It is so good, you would easily finish it in one day. No wonder many Georgian people live over 100 year old.