Walnut & Mushroom Pate

Walnut & Mushroom Pate



A robust and flavoursome pate, crammed full of protein.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 250 grams mushrooms - roughly chopped
  • 1 large white onion - chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced or 1 tsp of garlic paste
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Dry fry the walnuts in a non-stick frying pan for a few minutes on a low heat
  • Remove walnuts from the pan when toasted
  • Add the olive oil to the pan and fry the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent - do not allow to colour
  • Add the mushrooms, parsley, rosemary, salt and pepper to the pan and combine
  • Cook for 5-10 minutes until the mushrooms are soft
  • Remove from the pan and allow the mixture to cool.
  • When cool, tip the mixture - along with the nuts into a food processor and blitz until combined and resembles a course pate texture
  • Place pate into a serving bowl and enjoy with crackers, flat breads, toast ....


A Sunday evening favourite in my house. We enjoy this yummy pate with crackers, pickles and salad. Any leftovers are spread on wraps/flatbreads, sprinkled with nutritional yeast, rolled up and devoured for snacks or supper. 
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