Raw Walnut Herb Pate Recipe

Raw Vegan Walnut Pate
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
207 Calories
21g Fat
5g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 152mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple pate recipe is versatile in a raw food diet. You can use this tasty dish as a spread, dip, filling for a wrap, side dish with a salad or as a quick snack straight off the spoon. The taste of raw soaked walnuts, rinsed of all their dust, tannins, and strong bitter flavor, is such a delight! This recipe is easy to play around with.

Try different flavors by using other herbs (sage, cilantro, dill), adding vegetables (carrots, broccoli, bell peppers), using different nuts (almonds, macadamia) or other cold-pressed oils (avocado, macadamia, sesame). If you need to use dry herbs, cut the measurements in half.


  • 2 cups walnuts, soaked for 1 to 2 hours

  • 2 tablespoons cold-pressed olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, or to taste

  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, or to taste

  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, or to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon Nama Shoyu, or to taste

  • 2 to 4 tablespoons water, as needed

Steps to Make It

  1. Place all of the ingredients together in a food processor.

  2. Process on high speed until a smooth puree consistency is achieved. If you need to add a little water, start with a tablespoon and work your way up slowly.

  3. Let it sit for about 20 minutes before tasting. The flavor enhances as the ingredients have time to meld together. This is when its best to add additional seasoning.

  4. If you find the pate too flavorful you can also try adding a little more oil or nutritional yeast, some vegetables (like broccoli, carrots, or bell peppers), or even some more nuts if you have some. 

Recipe Variations

  • Use apple cider vinegar instead of lemon juice.
  • Raw vegan soup stock is a good substitute for the water.

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