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How To Make a Vegetarian Mushroom Pate Recipe

Want to make you’re own vegetarian mushroom pate for Christmas?  Then look no further as the recipe below is exactly what you are looking for!

Recipe from chefsjobsuk.com


  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 leek, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200g chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon, plus extra to garnish
  • 2 french baguettes, toasted and cut into slices to serve.


1. Heat butter in a large frying pan. Add the garlic, leek and shallots. Gently fry until golden brown.

2. Turn up the heat and add the chestnut mushrooms, cook and stir until the juices have evaporated and the mushrooms are soft. Pour in the crème fraîche and add the mustard, season well to taste.

3. Cook for a further 2 minutes then stir in the chopped tarragon.

4. Preheat the grill. Cut the baguette into slices and grill until golden and warm. Spread the pate on to the toasted bread, pop some extra tarragon on top to garnish and serve on a plate.

There’s no doubt about it, food plays an important role during the Christmas season.  While meat eaters can look forward to a turkey roast dinner, pigs in blankets and plenty of stuffing, there’s no reason why vegetarians shouldn’t enjoy their own festive feast that’s just as delicious.  Perfect for parties or on Christmas Day don’t be surprised if the meat-eaters want a taste of this low fat, vegetarian pate too!

This meat free pate is the ideal low fat alternative to traditional chicken or beef pate served with your starter. This recipe, inspired by BBC Good Food, is low in fat and incredibly simple to prepare, serve with toasted crusty bread for a guaranteed Christmas winner. Serves 4, so double up for larger occasions.

Will you be making this delicious homemade pate for your family?  Get in touch and tell us your favourite and share your winter recipes below.


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