Vegan Mushroom & Walnut Pâté

The perfect party appetizer. Quick and easy to make, can be made ahead of time, full of flavour, a total crowd pleaser. Perfect for the holidays or Thanksgiving. 

Vegan Mushroom & Walnut Pâté

Ingredients
  1. 1 cup walnuts
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1 yellow onion, chopped
  4. 6 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 227 g box button mushrooms, sliced (about 2 cups)
  6. 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  7. 2 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions
  • Toast the walnuts in a large dry skillet over medium heat. Keep a careful eye on them and shake the pan often as they can burn quickly. As soon as they start browning on the edges remove them from the heat. Remove the walnuts from the pan onto a heat-safe dish, or directly into your food processor if your food processor can handle hot food.
  • Return the pan to the heat and add the olive oil. When hot add the onions and garlic and sauté until the onions soften and turn translucent about 4 minutes. Add in all the remaining ingredients, the mushrooms, parsley, rosemary, salt, and pepper and sauté until the mushrooms have cooked and reduced in size, another 5 - 8 minutes. If the mushrooms are sticking to the pan you can add a small splash of water to help release them. As the mushrooms cook they will release their own liquid.