|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||6%|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||6%|
|Total Sugars 2g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||12%|
|*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.|
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
Sauté the mushrooms, onion, and garlic in olive oil until the onions turn soft, about 5 minutes.
Put the mushrooms mixture and tofu in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
Add the walnuts, salt, and pepper, and puree again until smooth.
Chill the vegetarian pâté thoroughly before serving.
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.