Easy Mushroom Pate {Vegan Option}

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Perfect for a party platter, this easy mushroom pate is flavoured with garlic, lemon zest, and olives.

I realize that it looks a little bit like meat in this pic — bad styling on my part! Definitely no meat involved!

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Easy Mushoom Pate, vegan and vegetarian options.

Easy Mushroom Pate

Let’s Make Mushroom Pate!

Easy Mushroom Pate
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Flavoured with lemon zest, garlic, and green olives, this easy mushroom pate is made for smearing on a crispy baguette. Easily made either vegan or vegetarian and a perfect make ahead addition for party platters. Sure to please your mushroom lovers! 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy vegan pate, mushroom pate, vegan appetizer, vegan mushroom pate, vegan party food
Diet: flexitarian, reducetarian, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 151 kcal
Author: Sylvia Eastman
  • 2 cups brown mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter or vegan substitute
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup cashews {You will be blending these. If your blender isn’t super powerful, soak the cashews in water for a few hours to soften them up.}
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons olives {I used Castelvetrano, because of their lovely green colour. You can use any kind, or omit if olives aren’t your thing!}
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In a large frying pan, sauté the mushrooms in 2 tablespoons of the {vegan} butter. Cook until all of the moisture is absorbed.

  2. In a blender, combine the lemon juice, garlic, cashews, and mushrooms and blend until well mixed.

  3. Remove from blender and stir in the remaining tablespoon of {vegan} butter and lemon zest. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate this for a couple of hours if possible.

  4. Enjoy on crackers or a crusty baguette!

Recipe Notes

Make Ahead

You can make this mushroom pate a few hours or even a day ahead.  


This will keep for 2-3 days in the fridge, in a sealed container. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Mushroom Pate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Potassium 213mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 6.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Make it a Meal

This recipe is part of my Make it a Meal series, where I make plant-based menus with vegetarian and omni-friendly options. It’s from Menu 4, called Peas & Love. Other recipes in the meal include Sweet & Spicy Caramelized Onions, an entree of Lemony Pasta with Peas & Arugula and dessert, Rhubarb Tarts.


PS – Check out the other meals in the Make it Meal series, there’s chili for everyone, a fun riff on a Thai curry, and quinoa with smoky paprika sauce.

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