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Vegan Pate

I made this recipe when I was trying to find something to put in my beef wellington, I figured it would have the umami and the fat, but in a healthier way than any meat alternative and it is really good on it's own so enjoy on some bread toasts. Adapted from a Food and Wine recipe.


  • Prep Time : 20 min
  • Ready Time : 20 min


1 cup


  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, stemmed
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon light miso
  • 2 dry-packed sun-dried tomato halves
  • salt to taste


1. Put the walnuts in a bowl and cover with cold water. Let stand for 1 hour.
2. Meanwhile, in a small heatproof bowl, cover the dried shiitakes with the boiling water and let stand until softened, about 15 minutes. Rub the porcini to remove grit; transfer them to a small bowl. Reserve the soaking liquid.
3. Cut the crimini mushrooms in quarters.
4. In a bowl, whisk together the tamari, olive oil, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, rosemary and miso. Add the mushrooms and toss to coat thoroughly. Let stand for 15 minutes, tossing occasionally.
5. In a small saucepan, combine the soaked shiitakes and sun-dried tomatoes. Slowly pour in the shiitake soaking liquid, stopping before you reach the grit at the bottom. Bring the liquid to a boil, cover and simmer over low heat until the tomatoes are tender, about 4 minutes.
6. Drain the walnuts and transfer them to a food processor. With a slotted spoon, transfer the marinated portobellos, porcini and tomatoes to the processor; puree to a coarse paste, adding about 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid adjust as needed to achieve desired consistency. Season with salt if needed.

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!

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