Vegetarian Paté

Number of Servings: 10 (116 g)
Active Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Brandy and soy sauce add a meaty quality to this vegetarian spread. Spread on whole-grain crackers to serve.


  • 1/2 c. pecans
  • 1 head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets
  • 3 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T. unsalted butter
  • 1 lg. yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 c. brandy
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 t. soy sauce


  1. Cover pecans with water and soak for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 500°F. Toss cauliflower with oil and lay out on on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Roast about 20 minutes, until browned, stirring halfway through.
  3. Melt butter over medium-high heat in a large pan. Add onion, garlic and cayenne. Cook until softened. Add brandy and cook until evaporated.
  4. Add cauliflower, milk and thyme. Drain and add pecans. Bring to a simmer, and cook until cauliflower has softened and liquid has reduced to less than a cup. Discard thyme sprig and add soy sauce.
  5. Using an immersion blender, blend to form a very smooth purée. Refrigerate until well chilled.

Nutrition Facts

10 servings per container

Serving Size 116 g

Amount per serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.5g
Cholesterol 12mg 3%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 0.5mg 0%
Potassium 260mg 6%
Vitamin A 33.6mcg 4%
Vitamin C 30.2mg 35%
Vitamin E 0.8mg 6%
Vitamin K 12.2mcg 10%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 1.1mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 38.5mcg 10%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 0%
Biotin 1.8mcg 6%
Chloride 23mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.6mg 20%
Phosphorus 71.5mg 6%
Iodine 4.6mcg 4%
Magnesium 20.2mg 4%
Zinc 0.6mg 10%
Selenium 1.6mcg 4%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.4mg 15%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 5.3mcg 10%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Cauliflower, Cream, Onion, Brandy (80 Proof), Pecans, Olive Oil, Butter (sweet Cream), Garlic, Soy Sauce (soybeans, Salt, Wheat), Thyme, Cayenne Pepper.

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