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Georgian Lobio Kidney Bean Salad - great as a side dish for Georgian feast or for picnics

Georgian Lobia Kidney Bean Salad

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Georgian
Keyword bean salad, Georgian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 195 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses
  • 1 teaspoon harissa or more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground marigold petals
  • 15 ounces kidney beans cooked, rinsed, drained
  • 1/8 sweet onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 bunch parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts toasted, chopped
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbed
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, pomegranate molasses, harissa, cinnamon and ground marigold. 

  2. Add beans, onion, cilantro, parsley, and walnuts. Season to taste with salt.

  3. Top with feta cheese and pomegranate seeds. 

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Kachka A Return to Russian Cooking by Bonnie Frumkin Morales

Nutrition Facts
Georgian Lobia Kidney Bean Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 352mg10%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.