Vegan Walnut Mushroom Paté

Vegetarian and vegan pate made from walnuts and tofu

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
115 Calories
10g Fat
4g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 212mg 5%
*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.)

Looking for the perfect gourmet vegetarian appetizer? Try this vegetarian and vegan pâté recipe made from mushrooms and walnuts for plenty of texture and flavor. Vegetarian pâté is much healthier and lower in fat than the real thing. Made with mushrooms, garlic, tofu, and walnuts, all of the ingredients in this simple pâté recipe are both vegetarian and vegan, making this an appetizer suitable for just about any diet. 

Serve your vegetarian and vegan walnut pâté chilled with bread or crackers. This mushroom and nut pâté also makes a good sandwich spread for a vegetarian and vegan sandwich.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 1/2 onion, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 pound firm tofu, mashed

  • 1/2 cup walnuts

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Sauté the mushrooms, onion, and garlic in olive oil until the onions turn soft, about 5 minutes.

  2. Put the mushrooms mixture and tofu in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.

  3. Add the walnuts, salt, and pepper, and puree again until smooth.

  4. Chill the vegetarian pâté thoroughly before serving.

  5. Serve your pâté with bread or crackers.

Use Caution When Blending Hot Ingredients

Steam expands quickly in a blender, and can cause ingredients to splatter everywhere or cause burns. To prevent this, fill the blender only one-third of the way up, vent the top, and cover with a folded kitchen towel while blending.