Speedy Vegan Maple Pate

Christmas / Starters

vegan pate 2
4-6 portions


  • 1 carrot

  • 1 aubergine

  • 1 red pepper

  • 1 head garlic

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 35g walnuts

  • 12 sundried tomatoes

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1 tbsp Capers

  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)

  • Salt and pepper, to season

  • Handful fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 190° and line a baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Chop the carrot, aubergine and red pepper into 1-inch chunks and lay out on the baking tray. Season with salt and pepper

  3. Slice a small amount off the top of the head of garlic, so just the tips of the cloves are exposed, keeping the end where all the cloves attach intact.

  4. Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil, season with salt and pepper, wrap in a tin foil package and add to the baking tray.

  5. Bake the vegetables and the garlic for 30 minutes, until soft. Allow to cool.

  6. Add the vegetables and garlic to a food processor with the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. You might need to do this in 2 batches depending on the size of your food processor. Top the pate with some fresh parsley and serve with fresh, crusty bread or crackers of your choice.

  7. Chef’s tip: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

A vegan maple pate is a great meat pate alternative as a starter for guests who may be vegan or vegetarian.

Find more Christmas recipes in our free ‘A Very Maple Christmas’ cookbook here.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

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