Vegan Lentil Pate (Aka Faux Gras)

Recipe by tendollarwine
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 3 cups




  • Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until soft. Add the lentils, bay leaf, and water, stir, and bring to a boil. Cook for 10-20 minutes, until the lentils are tender, then drain.
  • Grind the cashews in the food processor until they resemble a coarse meal.
  • Pour the lentils and onions into the food processor. Remove the bay leaf. Cover and begin to puree, slowly adding the vinegar, remaining olive oil, tarragon, salt and pepper. If the mixture seems too dry or thick, add a little more olive oil, and taste to adjust seasonings.
  • Scrape the contents of the mixer into a Tupperware container and chill for at least 2 hours.