Though traditionally a meaty food, pâté has enjoyed many a plant-based reincarnation.  This versatile dish can be eaten cold or hot and can be served in a number of different ways.

You can have pâté as part of the main meal served with crusty bread, spread it on a sandwich, or keep it as a snack or appetizer and have it with crackers, savory biscuits, or crudités.


These OGP recipes give many ideas for making delicious, healthy vegan pâtés that would delight dinner any guest.

1.  Mushroom Walnut Pâté

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This recipe for Mushroom Walnut Pâté by Molly Patrick is simply delicious. It calls for mushrooms, walnuts, garlic, parsley, ginger, tarragon, pepper, and lemon. All these ingredients give this pâté its authentic flavor and texture.  Grab a hunk of crusty bread and start dipping.

2.  Garden and Sea Pâté

Garden and Sea Pâté [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

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This inventive recipe for Garden and Sea Pâté by Kelly Fielding takes veggies and herbs from the garden and blends them with dulce, a type of seaweed, for a winning combination.  This pâté has an almond base making it a high protein snack or accompaniment to any meal.

3.  Broccoli Pâté With Quinoa Crackers

Broccoli Pate With Quinoa Crackers

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This beautifully vibrant Broccoli Pâté by Simona Malerba comes with its own homemade Quinoa Crackers.  This nutty, creamy, and herby pâté uses cashews and other nuts as a base.  Add this to the quinoa crackers and you have yourself a super high-protein dish.

4. Soy Pâté

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This Soy Pâté recipe by Gabriela Lupu calls for just five ingredients.  The soybeans make this a protein-rich dish that is seasoned very simply with onion salt and pepper and turmeric.  Enjoy this pâté with some raw veggies for dipping.

5.  Mushroom and Tempeh Pâté

Mushroom and Tempeh Pâté

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Here we have another mushroom-based pâté, but this time with some tempeh thrown in for good measure.  Simona Malerba‘s Mushroom and Tempeh Pâté is an umami-filled sensation that will wow your guests at a party.  This is a satisfying, healthy, and hearty pâté.

6.  Sunflower Seed Pâté

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Sweet carrots, nutty sunflower seeds, smoked paprika, garlic, and onion powder all combine to make this awesome Sunflower Seed Pâté by Talida Voinea.  Get yourself a tear of crusty baguette and a generous helping of this plant-based pâté.  Great for a snack or tasty lunch.

7.  Cashew-Walnut Pate Stuffed Dates With a Mint Garnish

Cashew-Walnut Pate Stuffed Dates With a Mint Garnish

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Try Koko Brill‘s Cashew-Walnut Pate Stuffed Dates With a Mint Garnish.  The protein-rich pâté is served stuffed into sweet and succulent dates.  The sweetness and salt complement each other so well making these a lovely little hors d’oeuvre or party finger food. 

8.  Portobello Pâté

Portobello Pâté [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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This is a simple recipe for a classic plant-based pâté.  Trine Rask‘s Portobello Pâté blends mushrooms with thyme, white wine, and dijon mustard to make a creamy pâté perfect for spreading on crispy toast to enjoy and as a hearty breakfast or lunchtime snack.

9.  Carrot Cashew Paté (That Bursts With Flavor!)

Carrot Cashew Paté (That Bursts With Flavor!) [Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free]

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This Carrot Cashew Paté by Molly Patrick, well, bursts with flavor! The carrots are blended with cashews and tahini to make a rich and creamy, nutty spread. This is a wonderful pâté for enjoying with crusty bread, toast, or crunchy, raw veggies.  This is a clean and simple dish that is so easy to make.

10.  Green Lentil Walnut Protein Power Pâté

Green Lentil Walnut Protein Power Pâté [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Lastly, we have a wonderful pâté with super protein powers.  This Green Lentil Walnut Protein Power Pâté by Julie Van den Kerchove takes lentils, walnut and protein powder to make this a high protein-packed pâté that is also full of fiber and iron.  Spread it on crackers, use it in wraps, or slather it on toast.

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Vegan Lentil, Mushroom, and Walnut Pâté

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