Sunday, November 22, 2009

Raw Vegan Walnut and Mushroom Pâté -Great Substitute for Chopped Chicken Liver and Pâté du Foie Gras




Healthy Alternative
This veggie pâté has a rich and meaty taste and makes a great appetizer for any guest whether they love to eat meat or avoid it completely. Compared to pâtés made from chicken or goose liver that contain little or no essential fatty acids while being high in cholesterol, this recipe provides 683 mg of omega 3 and 2,891 mg of omega 6 per tablespoon and has zero cholesterol. And once you've soaked the walnuts, it only takes minutes to prepare.

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Raw Walnut and Mushroom Pâté
[makes 16 servings, 1 tablespoon each]
1 cup raw English walnuts, soaked for 4 hours
1 cup chopped button mushrooms
2 teaspoons Nama Shoyu soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1/8 teaspoon black pepper (more or less to taste)
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon minced yellow onion
1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Rinse the soaked walnuts and drain well. Put them in a food processor with an S blade together with mushrooms, Nama Shoyu, garlic, thyme, black pepper and olive oil and process until smooth, scraping down the sides when needed. Add minced onion and parsley and process briefly. Serve as an appetizer with a whole grain vegan baguette or with raw crackers. It can also be used as a vegan sandwich filling.

Per serving: 53.1 calories, 5.2 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 0 g cholesterol, 1.3 g protein, 1.3 g carbohydrates, 0.6 g fiber, 683 mg omega 3 and 2,891 mg omega 6 essential fatty acids.

12 comments:

moonappleby said...

I just made this now, and I find it is very delicious. Thank you so much for posting this!

It was very easy to make and easy to follow, with a very satisfying result.

I will see at the Christmas party tomorrow if my vegan and non-vegan friends like it as well.

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Dr. Joanne L. Mumola Williams said...

Thanks!
Joanne

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Radhika Sarohia said...

This was good, will be making it again
Thanks for the recipe

Dr. Joanne L. Mumola Williams said...

So glad you enjoyed it!
Joanne

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