Easy Vegetarian Pate

This comes out too good not to share!

My family has always been challenging when it came to coming up with a festive meal menu. Take one omnivore, one food snob, two pescatarians, one carnivore and a sweet loving celiac, and you have us down pat. Good thing we like to cook. As my friend Erica told me, this is a fun kind of puzzle to solve. She also said that onions are the foundation of the universe, and now you can see why we are friends.

Anyway, this recipe is literally made out of four ingredients, if you do not count the oil, salt and pepper. My father has been making this for our vegetarians on Passover and other festive occasions and it is always a hit. My husband licked the spoon earlier and couldn’t believe this indeed contains no meat. Try it for yourself!


  • 100 gr walnuts (1 full cup)
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, cooled and peeled
  • 3 large onions, sliced (no need to fuss, it’s all going in the food processor)
  • 4 Tbsp. neutral tasting oil, such as canola
  • 1 can green peas. drained (mine contained 398 ml, or 14 fl oz)
  • 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper

How to

  1. Fry slices onions in oil until soft and browned.
  2. In a dry food processor, blitz walnuts until well ground.
  3. Add onions with their oil from the pan, hard boiled eggs, drained peas, salt and pepper and process until smooth.
  4. Put in your prettiest bowl, or line a loaf pan with plastic wrap and pour mix inside until ready to flip and serve.
  5. Let your vegetarian pate rest in the fridge for a few hours to develop more taste.

So good!