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. That newspaper is no long publishing online, but luckily, we kept a copy of this delicious honey-walnut-garlic condiment. It’s great for dipping or topping your favorite bread.
This 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 Chees”e Recipe. The two pair quite well. Or you can use my Dairy-Free “Goat Cheese” Recipe. It’s also a great complement to this spread.
Special Diet Notes: Bulgarian Spread
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, paleo, refined sugar-free, and vegetarian.
For a strictly vegan Bulgarian spread, you can substitute a vegan honey alternative. Agave nectar or maple syrup might also go well, but a honey alternative provides a more traditional taste.
- 1 clove garlic
- Sea salt (to taste)
- 100 grams (3½ ounces) chopped walnuts (coarse or fine, your choice)
- 100 grams (3½ ounces) honey
- 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.
- To serve, break off pieces from a loaf of bread and dip them in the spread. Or spoon some of the condiment atop bread or bruschetta-style toasts. See the post above for dairy-free "cheese" suggestions.