Veggie Pâté

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Veggie pâté

So I might have lied to you. Well… not so much lying as withholding some truth. A few weeks ago, I told you that I don’t own a food processor. That was not entirely true. See, I have a mini food processor, but it’s so small that I barely use it. It’s one of the gadgets that came with the hand blender I got 7 or 8 years ago and I strictly use it when I have no other choice. Working in batches bothers me!

Forgive me?

This recipe for veggie pâté (végé-pâté) is so tasty and moist that it’s worth the trouble. If you’ve got a full-sized food processor, you’re in luck because this is the easiest recipe you’ll ever make. Simply combine all ingredients in the food processor and skip to the baking instructions.

Veggie Pâté

Dry ingredients:

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, toasted and ground
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes (can be purchased at most natural food stores)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp celery seeds (optional)
  • Pepper, to taste
Wet ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 large carrot or a few small ones
  • 1/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a small baking dish with olive oil (the one I use is approximately 9 inches long and 5 inches wide).

To toast the sunflower seeds, heat a skillet over medium heat until warm. Add the seeds and toast, stirring constantly for 3-4 minutes until they are aromatic and a bit darker in colour. Coarsely grind with a food processor or mortar & pestle.

If you’re using a mini food processor like me, measure all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and set aside (ground sunflower seeds, flour, nutritional yeast and seasonings).

Nutritional yeast flakes

Working in batches, process the carrot, potato, onion and garlic with the water and oil in the food processor. Add them to the dry ingredients as you go.

 Combine all ingredients until you have a sticky mixture that resembles this.

Press into the greased dish. Bake at 350 F, covered with foil for the first 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for another 15 minutes. It will smell amazing.

Let cool for at least one hour before unmolding.

Veggie pâté
The pâté is delicious on its own, spread on crackers or bread, and in sandwiches as a meat substitute. Use your imagination.
Veggie pâté
Veggie pâté

Serves 8. Recipe adapted from my mother.

5 thoughts

  1. This looks great! And it´s a super food to serve at a party. I would totally serve it with small toasts and a glass of wine


    1. Thanks Ana! This is indeed a great party snack for vegan (and non-vegans alike). It's so good, I can't stop eating it!


  2. wow! This paté looks sooo delicious!!


    1. Thanks Amy! Give it a try, you won't regret it 🙂


  3. Anonymous

    May 22, 2013

    This paté taste so delicio…thanks!!!