About Food – Lobio with Marinated Cucumber

The Georgian word ‘lobio’ (Georgian: ლობიო) means ‘beans’ and there are a number of varieties of lobio dishes. In this recipe we show how to make lobio with marinated cucumber.

Lobio with Marinated Cucumber Recipe

Ingredients: 400 grams of kidney beans.

Lobio Beans

100 grams of marinated cucumber, 1 large tomato, 1 green hot pepper, 10 grams of fresh parsley (for garnish), 3 cloves of garlic, 2 onions, 1 large carrot, 1 tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp of dried blue fenugreek, 4 bay leaves and salt (dependent upon personal preference).

Ingredients for Lobio with Marinated Cucumber

Preparation: Soak the beans in a deep cooking pot of cold water for two hours prior to cooking, then drain water and add the bay leaves, salt and 1.5 liters of fresh water.

Boiling Lobio Beans

Cook on a medium heat until the beans are tender. Do not discard the water that the beans were cooked in.

Cooked Lobio Beans

Chop the onions and fry for 3-4 minutes in a little oil.


Chop the carrots and add to the fried onions and continue to fry on a medium heat for 10 minutes.

Chopped Carrots

Chop the tomatoes and crush the garlic and add to the pan. Stir and cook for 5 minutes on a medium heat.

Garlic and Tomatoes

Add the kidney beans and the water they were cooked in, together with chopped marinated cucumbers and stir thoroughly.

Marinated Cucumber

Add the spices and salt. Stir thoroughly and cook for a further 10 minutes on a medium heat.

Spices for Lobio with Marinated Cucumber Recipe

Serving: Serve hot, garnished with raw onion and chopped parsley.

Lobio with Marinated Cucumber

Enjoy your lobio with marinated cucumber!

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