Nutrition, Sauces and Dressings

Walnut Pate

Nuts are great for making various different plant based dishes. They are especially handy when it comes to making creams, sauces, milks or dressings. I came across this recipe in my plant based cookbook – The Plantpower Way and thought to give it a try.

After making it a couple of times I have grown a tendency to get addictive to this spread. It’s wonderful and can be used for various things. Spread it on a bread for an afternoon snack, use it as topping in your main dish or just serve it to your friends as a dip along with some crackers. This spread, rich in walnuts, is filled with antioxidants and the cilantro is also a great detoxifier.


Equipment needed:

  • High quality blender (e.g. Vitamix)


  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 cups raw walnuts
  • 1 cup of pitted Kalamata olives
  • Filtered water
  • Pinch of olive oil


  1. Add the entire bunch of cilantro, walnuts and olives to your blender
  2. Blend on medium speed and use a plunger attachment or spoon to carefully distribute the incredients
  3. You may need to stop blending and rearranging the ingredients until they get completely broken down
  4. Add small amounts of water to achieve a spreadable consistency
  5. Transfer to a small serving dish and top it up with a bit of olive oil