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Vegan Pate [vegan] by The Flexitarian

Vegan Pâté [vegan] [gluten free]

This tasty vegan pâté is really delicious on bread or crackers.
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, High Fibre Recipes, Iron Rich Recipes, Low Fat Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizers & Starters, Beans & Pulses, Dips & Spreads, Quick & Easy
Cuisine French
Servings 1 jar
Calories 1856 kcal


  • mixing bowl
  • saucepan
  • Food Processor


  • 20 g dry shiitake mushrooms
  • 125 g green lentils - such as Puy lentils
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 150 g chestnut mushrooms
  • 125 g pecan nuts
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 3 tsp of liquid smoke
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp marsala wine
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  • Put the shiitake mushrooms in a bowl. Cover with boiling water and set aside.
  • Heat some water in a saucepan. When boiling, add lentils and cook for around 10 mins until soft (they should be soft but still hold their shape). Drain and set aside.
  • Heat 3 Tbsp of olive oil in a pan. Add finely chopped onion and crushed garlic. Cook under medium heat until soft.
  • Add roughly chopped mushrooms to the onion mixture and cook for 10-15mins until soft.
  • While the vegetables are cooking, dry roast the pecans in a small pan. Set aside when done.
  • Drain shiitake mushrooms, reserving the liquid in a bowl. Place the shiitake mushrooms with the cooked lentils, chestnut mushrooms, onion and toasted pecans in a food processor. Add rosemary, thyme and parsley. Add 4 Tbsp of shiitake reserved juice, liquid smoke, cumin, marsala wine and lemon juice. Pulse the mixture gently until you have the desired consistency.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer paté to an airtight jar. It will keep in the fridge for up to a week. Serve spread on baguette with cornichons, gherkins and / or pickled onions.


Serving: 75gCalories: 1856kcalCarbohydrates: 130gProtein: 51gFat: 135gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 32gMonounsaturated Fat: 83gSodium: 29mgPotassium: 2930mgFiber: 56gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 136IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 240mgIron: 15mg
Keyword pate
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