Vegetarian Pate

Vegetarian Pate

This vegetarian pate is made with simple, healthy ingredients.

I love this vegetarian recipe, it’s easy to make and everyone loves it in our household.

Made with sunflower seeds, which help to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Packed with vitamin E, magnesium, protein and linoleic fatty acids, it’s packed full of nutrition.



  • 1 cup hulled raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup almond flour or gluten-free flour
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • ¼ cup safflower or sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • ½ – 1 cup hot water
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp basil
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp sage


In a food processor, grind sunflower seeds until they’re relatively fine. Add flour, oil, lemon juice, some hot water, onion, potato and herbs. Add water slowly as you blend your mixture. You don’t want your mixture to be overly watery, so you may not need all the water that’s called for. Combine mixture well and spoon into a loaf pan. Bake at 350F for 1 hour.

This vegetarian pate is super to top gluten-free crackers, or simply serve with a salad for your lunch. The holiday season is about snacking, so make sure you have healthy snacks like this one on hand.

If you can’t eat nuts, simply use a gluten-free flour blend instead of almond flour.

If you are looking for more gluten free, dairy free, egg free recipes be sure to check out my cookbook, Finally… Food I Can Eat! or my newest Ecookbook, Finally… Paleo Food I Can Eat! Recipes free of grains, legumes, eggs, dairy, almonds and refined sugar.

Original Recipe by Shirley Plant


About the Author

Written by: Shirley Plant
Shirley Plant is a nutritionist and the author of Finally… Food I Can Eat, a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies, and those looking for healthy, tasty recipes. Shirley offers dietary counselling and menu planning through Delicious Alternatives.

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