Cilantro-Walnut Pesto Bread Spread (video)

pesto recipe

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Experience the unique pesto complimented perfectly by the crunch of walnuts. A healthy and delicious appetizer or dip for any occasion.

Blue Zones highly recommends serving this with hummus and sharing it in the company of good friends with some wine at 5.

Watch our video making it here:


  • 2 cups of cilantro
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 2-3 T olive oil or low sodium broth/bouillon
  • 2-3 T parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  2. If necessary, add more oil or broth to achieve the consistency you want, and to make a spreadable paste.
  3. Spread on whole wheat bread and toast in the oven for 4 minutes on broil or toast cycle.