Savoury and flavourful - this mushroom walnut pate makes a delicious plant-based appetizer or snack!
If you’re entertaining, serve it up with some sliced baguette or crackers. But don’t let not having a party hold you back from making this recipe, it’s also delicious as a snack, spread on a sandwich, or even a slice of toast.
It all starts with some chopped red onion, cremini mushrooms, and olive oil. Cook those over medium heat until the onions and mushrooms begin to brown. Then add in minced garlic, herbs, and balsamic vinegar to deglaze the pan. Cook for a few minutes longer.
Now it’s time to add that mixture to a food processor with toasted walnuts, miso, dijon, fresh parsley, and spices. Blend it up until until the pate is smooth and spreadable. Serve it fresh or let it cool in the fridge and serve cold.
Mushroom Walnut Pate
Serve up this flavourful vegan appetizer with some sliced baguette for a delicious party dish!
- 1 cup red onion (chopped)
- 2.5 cup cremini mushrooms (chopped)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 3 clove garlic (minced)
- 1 tablespoon rosemary (minced)
- 1 teaspoon thyme (chopped)
- 1 cup walnuts (toasted and unsalted)
- 2 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
- 2 tablespoon white miso paste
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- salt (to taste)
Add onion, mushrooms and olive oil to a pan and sauté over medium heat until the onions and mushrooms soften and start to caramelize.
Deglaze the pan with balsamic vinegar and add in chopped rosemary, thyme, and garlic. Sauté for another 3-5 minutes.
Let the mushroom and onion mixture cool slightly before adding it to a food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until the pate becomes smooth and spreadable. Once blended, test the flavour and add salt (or any other ingredients) to taste.
*You may need to scrape down the sides of your food processor when blending.
Serve immediately or store pate in the fridge. Pate is traditionally served between cold and room temperature.
If you make this mushroom walnut pate, be sure to tag me on Instagram! I’d love to see.