Mushroom-Walnut Pate

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I'm not sure where this came from -- I just recently unearthed it from a stack of index cards. It's excellent served on crackers or rye toast. It's quick, easy, and vegan!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil over medium heat and saute onions and mushrooms for 2 minutes.
  2. Add water, cover pan, and cook for 8 minutes over medium heat.
  3. There should be a small amount of water left in the pan at this time.
  4. Meanwhile, chop walnuts in food processor.
  5. Add the mushroom mixture to the walnuts in the food processor and process until smooth.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Most Helpful

Good but bland. Quite easy to make. I'm going to try it adding finely chopped crisp bacon. Instead of water, I used sherry. Also, I added 1/2 stick of butter and 2 oz. cream cheese, and a splash of Tabasco. Kind of made it a smoother pate'. It might be better if you take the time to caramelize the onions. Thanks for posting.

Jezski December 08, 2008

Mmmm...yummm. I followed ms_bold's lead & made it with garlic & parsley. We're taking it to a friend's 30th tonight for everyone to enjoy :) Thanks for sharing, bekbek!

Rhiannon and Matt November 14, 2008

Wow I really loved it. It tasted quite mushroomy which was great because I was worried the flavour would be lost with all the walnuts. Great recipe. Will be making it again soon

EvaNZ July 20, 2008

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