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Bowl of vegan walnut mushroom pate

Mushroom Walnut Pate

Serve up this flavourful vegan appetizer with some sliced baguette for a delicious party dish!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 cup red onion (chopped)
  • 2.5 cup cremini mushrooms (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp rosemary (minced)
  • 1 tsp thyme (chopped)
  • 1 cup walnuts (toasted and unsalted)
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp white miso paste
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • salt (to taste)


  1. Add onion, mushrooms and olive oil to a pan and sauté over medium heat until the onions and mushrooms soften and start to caramelize.

  2. Deglaze the pan with balsamic vinegar and add in chopped rosemary, thyme, and garlic. Sauté for another 3-5 minutes.

  3. 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.

  4. Serve immediately or store pate in the fridge. Pate is traditionally served between cold and room temperature.