Hemp Vegan Pate on White Plate with Seed Crackers
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5 from 5 votes

Easy Hemp and Sunflower Seed Vegan Pâté

This vegan pâté is so simple to make and is full of high quality, nutrient dense ingredients. It is naturally gluten-free, low carb and contains 13 grams of protein per serving. Serve it with some wholegrain crackers, or sliced up cucumber to have as a light lunch, or as an appetizer with friends.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Hemp Pate, Keto Snacks, Paleo Snacks, Vegan Appetizer, Vegetarian Pate, Whole30 Snacks
Servings: 6
Calories: 320kcal


  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds soaked*
  • 1 cup raw hemp hearts
  • ¼ cup fresh dill chopped
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp cold-pressed oil olive oil, or argan oil
  • 2 tbsp red onions or scallions chopped
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar unpasteurised
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until paste-like. If using a food processor you may need to scrape the sides down while blending to ensure the mixture is smooth.
  • Find a small bowl, around 4 to 5" in diameter. Line it with a cheesecloth, or clingwrap. Place the blended pate mixture in the cheesecloth-lined bowl and smooth out the top with a knife. Let it set in the fridge for about 30 minutes to solidify. 
  • When ready, turn bowl upside down on a serving plate until pate is released.
  • Serve with whole-grain crackers or sliced cucumber. Store in a container in the fridge for up to a week.


*Option to soak sunflower seeds for 6 hours prior to use. The recipe will taste just as good if you didn't have a chance to soak the seeds, though you may need to blend the mixture for longer.
Gluten Free: Serve it with gluten-free seed crackers or sliced cucumbers.
Make it oil free: Replace the oil with water.


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 26.7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 5.2g | Sugar: 1.8g | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 10.8mg