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Mushroom, Walnut and Thyme Pâté with Sourdough Recipe

Mushroom, Walnut and Thyme Pâté with Sourdough Recipe

Credit: Adam Guthrie

Make a batch of pâté and place it in a jar with an airtight lid. You can use it as a delicious spread for sandwiches and wraps for the family’s lunches.

Serves: 2



  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large mushroom or 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
  • 1½ cups cooked Puy or brown lentils
  • Handful fresh parsley, leaves only, plus extra to garnish
  • 4 tbsp miso paste
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices sourdough bread, toasted
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, sliced into thin rounds
  1. Heat pan over high heat. Add walnuts and toast for a few mins, then remove from pan.
  2. Add onion and garlic and sauté until soft. Add mushroom and sauté until soft and brown, then add mirin and stir well.
  3. In blender or food processor, add toasted walnuts, thyme leaves, cooked lentils, parsley, mushroom mix and miso paste. Process to smooth mixture and place in bowl, adding salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  4. To serve, place toasted sourdough on board or plate, top with pâté, cherry tomato slices and parsley leaves.
  5. Note: The pâté will keep for up to 4 days in the fridge.


Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.