Artichoke and Olive Pâté

I wanted a delicious spreadable pâté for my homemade bread, but not one that was full of mushrooms or lentils. I just fancied making something a bit greener. After some research, I came across the combination of artichoke and olive – I’ve got a bit of a thing about artichokes at the moment, and thought it was a flavour that might work with olive.

Well, all I can say is WOW! This is a delightful vegetarian pâté – punchy with artichoke and green olives, zingy with lemon and parsley. We had it in a ‘ploughmans’ style platter and as a dip with melba toasts, but I reckon it will be delicious as a sandwich spread with leaves and maybe some roasted peppers. Either way, you won’t come across a much healthier pâté ever.

Artichoke and Olive Pate (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)

IMG_4492makes 1 large bowlful

  • 3-4 marinated artichoke hearts
  • 15 green olives, I used chilli and garlic marinated stoned greek olives
  • 1 small clove of garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 big handful of parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 tin of cannellini beans
  • 4 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste (at least 1/2 tsp)

– Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well combined but not completely smooth.

– Serve with homemade bread, melba toasts, crackers or in a sandwich

– Keeps for a couple of days in the fridge.


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10 thoughts on “Artichoke and Olive Pâté

    1. Do try, it’s seriously yum! I had it in warm ciabatta with juicy tomatoes and leaves for lunch yesterday – that was a delicious lunch! 🙂

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