Vegan Nut & Mushroom Pate

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“Overall, this recipe provides healthy fats, protein, and fiber. The tofu is the protein source here – which is good, since protein can be challenging for vegans to get into their diet.

Healthy, monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acids are provided from the olive oil. This is a great oil because it’s a healthy alternative to vegetable oil, which traditionally have too much omega-6.

Finally, the almonds and tahini account for significant magnesium, which most Americans are actually deficient in.

If you’re interested in watching your carbs, I’d recommend using a lower carb cracker with this pâté.” 

Michael Christ, RD, CDN

Clinical Dietitian, Mount St. Mary's Hospital

⏲️ Ready in: 1 hr. 30 mins.
Prep: 30 mins.
?️Servings: 3 cups


  • 1 onion, peeled, 1-inch dice
  • 2 pkgs (10 oz each) Wegmans Whole Baby Bella Mushrooms, washed, stemmed, 1-inch dice
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Italian Classics Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Wegmans Raw Almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 of a 14 oz pkg Wegmans Organic Firm Tofu
  • 1/4 cup Wegmans Organic Tahini
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Wegmans Soy Sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1 1/2 Tbsp)
  • 1 clove Wegmans Cleaned & Cut Peeled Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp chopped Wegmans Thyme leaves

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is per serving
Protein: 3g
Added Sugar: 0g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrate: 4g
Sodium: 100mg
Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 1g
Fat: 8g
Calories: 100


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add onions and mushrooms to food processor; pulse until fine. Combine onion-mushroom mixture with 2 Tbsp oil; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to parchment paper-lined baking sheet; bake, stirring occasionally, 60-75 min, until mixture is dark brown, dry and crumbly. Let cool.

Add almonds to food processor; pulse until they form a coarse meal. Transfer to bowl; set aside. Add tofu, remaining oil, tahini, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, and thyme to food processor; blend until smooth.

Add tofu mixture and onion-mushroom mixture to bowl with almond meal; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Chill before serving.

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