Faux Gras - the ultimate vegan walnut pate everyone will love! All you need are some omega rich walnuts, spices, a little agar powder or tapioca + a powerful blender for the most incredible creamy smooth texture.
Add all the ingredients to a powerful blender and puree until smooth and creamy.
Transfer to a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Cook 3 to 5 minutes until it starts to thicken. (It will continue to thicken and set as it cools off)
Pour the pate mixture in a glass container and finish with a drizzle of olive oil over the top. Cover with a lid and efrigerate for a couple of hours or until completely set.
Remove the lid and place a small plate on top of the container. Carefully turn it upside down and give it a tap if needed for the pate to slide down on the plate. Alternatively serve out of the container.
Garnish with fresh herbs and serve with fresh crusty bread, tomatoes or cornichons.
WFPB + Plantricious
Remember to omit oil to make the recipe Plantricious + WFPB compliant.
What can you use instead of walnuts? Depending on the season roasted chestnuts and even hazelnuts will make a wonderful Christmas pate!
Can you make it nut-free? Sure you can, use a mix of sautéed mushrooms, onions and cooked lentils instead. It’s a nice combo but not quite as nice as the walnuts or chestnuts in my opinion, but you gotta do what you gotta do.