Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Parsley - the jewel of herbs, both in the pot and on the plate." -
Albert Stockli, Chef

The refrigerator light goes on...

Pretty much every culture has their version of the green sauce. Pesto in Italy, Salsa Verde in Spain, Chimichurri in Argentina. This Georgian cilantro sauce recipe is also known as Niortskali. There are a lot of variations, but the basic ingredients, as with a lot of green sauces, are cilantro, parsley, garlic and oil.

The difference with this sauce is the apricots. The traditional Georgian recipes will use an apricot "leather" which is similar to a fruit roll-up. Dried apricots will work well, but soaking them makes all the difference and soaking them overnight is worth the extra step. Unlike a pesto or salsa verde with a more textured mouthfeel, the apricots give this sauce both a silky sweetness and a rich creamy texture. It is perfect served on pork or flavorful fish like salmon or mackerel.


Pork with Georgian Cilantro Sauce

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 3 tablespoons sauce and 4 ounces pork

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and is great the second day. The sauce keeps well and the pork makes great sandwiches.

Pork with Georgian Cilantro Sauce recipe from Dr. Gourmet


Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 425°F.

When hot, add the olive oil.

Sprinkle the pork with salt and place in the pan.

Cook for about 15 minutes, turning frequently to sear the meat on the outside.

Remove from the oven when cooked and let it rest for about 2 minutes.

Slice and serve topped with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 tablespoons sauce and 4 ounces pork

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 330 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10g 13%
    Saturated Fat 2g 11%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 145mg 49%
Sodium 520mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
    Sugars 5g
Protein 49g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 3% Iron 17%
Vitamin K 90mcg Potassium 1100 mg