Vegan Walnut Mushroom Pate

Vegetarian and vegan pate made from walnuts and tofu
Vegetarian walnut pate photo by Westend61 / Getty Images
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 8 servings
Ratings (5)

Looking for the perfect gourmet vegetarian appetizer? Try this vegetarian and vegan pate recipe made from mushrooms and walnuts for plenty of texture and flavor. Vegetarian pate 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 pate substitute recipe are both vegetarian and vegan, making this an appetizer suitable for just about any diet. 

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

What You'll Need

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 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

How 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 pate thoroughly before serving.
  5. Serve your pate with bread or crackers.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 147
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 169 mg
Carbohydrates 10 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 5 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)