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mushroom pâté

Vegan Mushroom Pâté with Walnuts and Thyme

  • Author: Well Vegan
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Vegan


Traditionally a meat-based dish, we gave pâté a plant-based makeover with hearty mushrooms, which impart a delightful umami flavor, walnuts and thyme.


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  • 1 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb. Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup white wine


  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil over medium-low. Add the onion and sauté until it starts to brown, about 7 minutes.
  2. Add mushroom, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook until all of the liquid from the mushroom has evaporated, 18-20 minutes.
  3. Add the wine and turn up the heat to medium. Cook until the liquid evaporates again, 8-10 minutes.
  4. Transfer mushroom mixture to a food processor with the walnuts and another tablespoon of olive oil. Blend for about 30 seconds, until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl and chill in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.