This vegan paté was born out of a vegan sausage roll filling recipe. A paté is basically a smooshy paste. Normally it’s made with ground meat and fat, mixed with herbs, spices and even veggies to make a tasty spreadable paste, sometimes cooked, sometimes chilled. In the case of a raw vegan paté, it uses nuts and vegetables as the “meaty” base, along with herbs and spices for extra flavour. Put it on bread or on crackers for delicious snack! It has a reasonable tang from the raw onion. So if you’re not a big fan of the taste of raw onion, take it slowly. Or put less onion in. If you’re looking for other ways to use it up (because the recipe does make quite a bit), you can chuck it in a wrap with your favourite salad greens and fresh veggies for a quick and tasty snack. Or use it to make vegan dim-sims! This raw vegan paté is so versatile!

Raw Walnut Pate [Vegan]






Cooking Time




For the Almond Feta Cheese:

  • 2/3 cup almonds, whole
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 5 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt +1/8 teaspoon
  • 5 teaspoons water (use 1/4 cup if almonds are unsoaked)

For the Walnut Onion Paté:

  • 1/8 cup flaxseed / linseed meal
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large brown onion
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 7 ounces Almond Feta Cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce*
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon savory / nutritional yeast flakes


For the Almond Feta Cheese:

  1. Soak almonds overnight. If using unsoaked almonds, increase the water to 1/4 cup.
  2. Blend all ingredients until smooth.

For the Walnut Onion Paté:

  1. Mix flax and water in a small bowl and allow to thicken.
  2. Process onion, parsley and walnuts until chunky.
  3. Add almond feta, tamari, oats and yeast and process until smooth.
  4. Put mix in the fridge for an hour or two to thicken up.
  5. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days, or freeze for 3-6 months.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 43g; Calories: 133kcal; Carbohydrates: 10.5g; Protein: 3.9g; Fat: 9.1g; Saturated Fat: 0.9g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3.2g; Sodium: 132mg; Potassium: 147mg; Fiber: 2.5g; Sugar: 1g; Vitamin A: 100IU; Vitamin C: 4.1mg; Calcium: 30mg; Iron: 0.9mg Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.