Asparagus Pate

by Edward Daniel
Caption of Asparagus Pate. Image by Edward Daniel (c).

Asparagus Pate imbued with cashews, pumpkin and sunflower seeds with a hint of sweet paprika and lemon juice.

Get your tongue something soft and lush. And, wriggle.

This dish will burst your belief that vegan food can’t be simple to rustle up.

Make this:

  • When you’ve done a long run and need a quick pick me pate that’ll have you out in door in no time, once again
  • When you’ve got your mates over for a dinner party and a twee starter to kick off your sumptuous meal is just what’s needed
  • When it’s summer and you’ve been to the farmer’s market and discovered asparagus lurking

Asparagus Pate was inspired by a non-vegan friend of mine who absolutely loves Asparagus Pate; I made this vegan version to show how easy it is to veganise dishes.

Asparagus grows mid-Spring to early summer. It was cultivated in Ancient Rome and cultivated from the wild for millennia. Its native to western Asia, north Africa and Europe.  It’s the young stalks that are edible and gives its delicate flavour.

Asparagus Pate is vegan, paleo and raw.

What to do next

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My recipes are featured in vegan speciality publications: Nourished, Vegan Life, Plant Based and Vegan, Food and Living.

Order my first self-published book, “Essence: The Beginner’s Guide to Veganism” part of the three-part Circle of Food series. My second book “Presence: The Ascending Vegan” – which explores how to maintain a vegan practice is out in 2027 – I have compiled all the chapters including recipes.

Going strong since 2013.


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Caption of Asparagus Pate. Image by Edward Daniel (c).
Serves: 4 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 250g asparagus
  • 25g sunflower seeds
  • 25g pumpkin seeds
  • 50g cashews
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • 1tsp lemon, juice
  • 2tbs olive oil
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Soak the seeds and cashews in water for about 8 hours or overnight. Drain and place in a high-speed blender. Blend well.
  2. Tail the asparagus and add the remaining ingredients until fine to form a pate.
  3. Serve the asparagus with crackers or toast.


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