Mushroom Pâté is easy, light, yet very flavorful vegetarian pâté recipe that can be enjoyed by non vegetarians. Sautéed mushrooms are flavored with garlic, rosemary and creamy ricotta. Serve on crusty bread and you have wonderful spring and summer appetizer.
I love mushrooms, pretty much in any application and one of my favorite appetizer dishes is pâté and my favorite way to eat is antipasti-style. It’s a great way to eat for entertaining, or just hanging out on your deck on a Saturday evening with drinks and your husband, like I did.
A healthy and lighter, vegetarian alternative to the classic liver pâté, I made this pâté this weekend to serve with antipasti.
I like to serve it cold cuts like prosciutto and I made a fabulous and easy Italian Roasted Red Pepper Relish (< click text for recipe link) that you can see in the picture above I topped the pâté with on crusty bread along with some baby cornichons (pickles). Now THAT was a good bite.
Use the pâté as a spread for vegetable or meat sandwiches.
Low fat option
Use low fat ricotta for a low fat, healthier option
What are the best mushrooms to use?
There is no mushrooms I would consider to be better over any. I used cremini because I like the flavor and they do have more flavor than button, but they can be used. I like to see what’s at the Farmers market for inspiration. A mix of different mushrooms would also be really delicious like wild mushrooms or shiitake and oyster.
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