Vegan Walnut Mushroom Paté

Vegetarian and vegan pate made from walnuts and tofu

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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
147 Calories
11g Fat
10g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 147
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 5g
Calcium 92mg 7%
*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 paté recipe made from mushrooms and walnuts for plenty of texture and flavor. Vegetarian paté 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 paté recipe are both vegetarian and vegan, making this an appetizer suitable for just about any diet. 

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


  • 3 tbsp. 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 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Sautee 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 paté thoroughly before serving.

  5. Serve your paté 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.