Bulgarian Spread for Bread Made with Honey and Walnuts


This simple Bulgarian Spread recipe was altered from The Sophia Echo, a foreign newspaper in Bulgaria.  It was showcased in the article “Christmas deliciousness” by Magdalena Rahn on Christmas Day in 2006.

Bulgarian Spread for Bread - A Honey-Walnut Dip that's great for appetizers or a snack - dairy-free, gluten-free, optionally veganThis recipe is similar to the Honey Walnut Spread by the California Walnut Board, but simpler, and without the need for cheese.

If you do want to try this honey walnut spread on “cheese” I highly recommend my easy Dairy-free “Yogurt” Cheese Recipe. The two pair quite well.

Special Diet Notes: Bulgarian Spread

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.

For a strictly vegan Bulgarian spread, you can substitute a vegan honey alternative.

Bulgarian Spread for Bread
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This traditional recipe was adapted from The Sophia Echo.
Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Bulgarian
Serves: 6 to 8 servings
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • 100 grams (3½ ounces) chopped walnuts (coarse or fine, your choice)
  • 100 grams (3½ ounces) honey
  1. In a medium bowl, mash the garlic with a little salt. Add the walnuts and honey and stir to combine. If it seems too thick, add a little water or oil.
  2. To serve, break off pieces from a loaf of bread and dip them in the spread.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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