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Vegan Mushroom Pate

This vegan mushroom pate is perfect as an appetizer or even as a savory snack! It is so easy to make and has so much flavor! It is one of those recipes that you just need to have in your life!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine French
Keyword dip, paste, pate
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • Food processor
  • Frying pan
  • Bowl


  • 100 gram cashews
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 250 gram brown mushrooms sliced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground red chilli flakes
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 100 mL cashew soaking water
  • 3 teaspoon dried chives


  • Start by soaking the cashews in a bowl with boiling water for 10 minutes..
  • While the cashews are soaking, heat olive oil on a frying pan on medium heat and, when hot, add the onion, garlic, mushrooms, salt, ground chili flakes and smoked paprika.
  • After the 10 minutes, transfer the cashews to a food processor with 100 mL of the soaking water and add the remaining ingredients along with the dried chives and blend until desired consistency. (Please see images in the post to see difference in consistency depending on your taste).
  • Transfer to a bowl and enjoy!