Mushroom Paté — Passover Dip

oyster mushrooms watercolor
Watercolor of oyster mushrooms purchased from the mushroom stand at the Highland Park Farmers Market

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. mushrooms
    (I used a bag of oyster mushrooms from the Highland Park Farmers Market — marked as 1 lb.)
  • 1 large onion
  • Olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt or to taste
  • Spices or dried herbs (I used dried thyme)

This mushroom paté (or mushroom dip or mushroom spread) can be made in a short time. Chop then sauté the onion in olive oil (add salt at the cooking point so it will absorbed well and not be so salty if added later). Add the mushrooms, chopped into pieces. Put the onions, mushrooms, and walnuts in the food processor, then add dried herbs. Turn on the food processor until the mixture is smooth or slightly chunky. Klara Levine, who gave me this recipe, suggested it should be the consistency of haroset.

I wrote a previous version of the mushroom paté recipe here. Enjoy Pesach to all those who celebrate – and to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, enjoy spring.

2 thoughts on “Mushroom Paté — Passover Dip

    • It is fun to paint a mushroom. The mushroom guy at our market sells quite a few varieties. One of fancy ones is called Lion’s Mane. I would have to plan ahead when to paint that one. I go to the market on a Friday, so I would have to wait until Sunday to do a painting. Maybe.

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