Quick White Bean Spread (vegan pâté)

Quick White Bean Spread (vegan pâté) #vegan #pâté | hurrythefoodup.com

This white bean spread has come along at just the right time of year for us.

Many of us are still on the slightly over indulgent side – the Christmas parties have been partied, the fatty food has been devoured and the New Year’s drinks are still to come – and that January gym promise hasn’t quite kicked in yet.

Our vegan pâté side dish is a great gap filler – as an appetizer, snack, or party dip, and for those of you attempting to get a head start to your workout routines, it’s also high in protein so you know those hard-earned muscles won’t be wasting away 😉

Fiber should never, ever be forgotten either, and this dish is stacked in it.

Pâté is a typical winter recipe (where I’m from) and it’s something I always crave.

But the real version is pretty gross when you think about it (to me anyway) and finding a good veggie replacement isn’t always easy – many alternatives are either bland, or taste absolutely nothing like pâté.

This lovely quick white bean spread does the job with aplomb however, and not only is it meat-free, it’s vegan too.

Which is great for everyone involved (or not involved!). It’s tangy and flavourful, and makes the perfect starter to any big meal.

It’s a very quick recipe – get some onions frying, throw it all in a processor, and you’re done. Meaning you’ve got a lot more time spare for other things!

Quick White Bean Spread (vegan pâté) #vegan #pâté | hurrythefoodup.com

White Bean Spread – Speed It Up

This is a super fast recipe and therefore great when you’re in a rush. The reason we write to fry the onions first is that recently all the ones we bought have been a little on the harsh side.

If your onions aren’t overly strong or overpowering, you can skip that step completely.

The same holds true for the garlic – it’s delicious when used fresh and unfried.

But it’s also delicious fried too, so if you fry the onions, you may as well chuck the garlic in with them as well.
The nutrition card shown here is using fried onions and garlic, and is based on two people sharing the spread as snack. Enjoy!

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Quick White Bean Spread (vegan pâté)

Quick White Bean Spread (vegan pâté). A super fast recipe that works as an appetizer, snack or party dip. Surprise your guests with this awesome spread!

Course Appetizer, Side, Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 327 kcal
Author HurryTheFoodUp




  1. Roughly chop the onion and garlic.
  2. Fry them in oil for a couple of minutes until lightly browned. When ready, throw both into a large mixing bowl.

  3. Drain and rinse the beans and place them in the bowl.
  4. Finally, add the rest of the ingredients and using a hand blender, give it all a good blend. Alternatively throw it all in a food processor instead. That’s it! Serve as you like, hot wholemeal bread goes great.

Recipe Notes

IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: We also have a great high protein black bean and lime dip! It’s delicious and can get your new year off to a great start. This yogurt dip is also ideal as a last minute party idea. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from VegKitchen.

Nutrition Facts
Quick White Bean Spread (vegan pâté)
Amount Per Serving (325 g)
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 2.3g 12%
Sodium 476mg 20%
Potassium 795mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 2.9g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 16%
Iron 29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. This spread looks so delicious! I haven’t made white bean spread in for like ever, so I think I’ll give this a try soon! 🙂

  2. It tried to get a head start on all those calories that I put into my body and started a new workout plan on the 25th 😉 Your white bean pate sounds delicious to me – I would probably add half the garlic fresh, half fried up with the onions – to preserve some more of the antibacterial properties in the garlic. Everyone is sick around here already and I’m the last one trying to fight it off 😀

  3. Sounds so yummy! This should be great as a spread for sandwiches or wraps too! Happy New Year!

  4. I love bean dip. The flavors in this sound so perfect. I need to add this to my list of NYE appetizers. Happy New Year!

  5. I love recipes like this, that can start as a dip, with leftovers as a sandwich spread or snack! your version sounds flavorful!

  6. This is my kind of pate. I could put white beans in just about anything and be happy, and I’m very happy with this recipe! Looks fab!

  7. This looks like perfection Howie!! I love white beans so much, and beans just in general and I love the flavors you added to this, especially the chives, I LOVE chives! Great easy recipe!t

  8. This looks so delicious and I love that you added sun-dried tomatoes. I can eat it straight out of that bowl 🙂

  9. I have never been a fan of white bean dip because it was so bland but the sun dried tomatoes and chives might be the kick it needs to change my mind! This looks really good, thanks for the recipe!

  10. Perfect party food….easy…and healthy. I have yet another dinner party this weekend….might just have to make this!!

  11. A healthy start of the New Year! I love vegetarian and vegan pates, I have to give this one a try. Great recipe!

  12. Easy to make, healthy, so tasty – my kind of recipe! Love it! Happy New Year, guys!

  13. I was just thinking that I need some healthy snack food inspiration. This bean spread is perfect!

  14. I love how simple and tasty is pate is! And the photos are just making me hungry! Yum!

  15. I like spreads like this in my sandwiches. I’m really excited to try this!

  16. I love white bean dips and this one sounds awesome! Great for a last minute appetizer too!

  17. Dip dinner is my favorite lazy night meal. This one is going in my rotation for sure!

  18. This sounds delicious! I would like to eat it in a big pita bread wrap with loads of salad. Yum!

  19. We had a white bean spread in Italy that was fantastic and I’ve never been able to duplicate it. Hope this one is it. Cannot wait to try it.

  20. I also crave really good pate, but rarely indulge in it. I’m SO EXCITED to give your vegan pate a try! It’s definitely going on my MUST MAKE list.

  21. I love the sound of this. I’m not sure why but I hardly ever make dips and spreads. I’m feeling inspired and can’t wait to try this.

  22. That looks great. I do a white bean pate too, but no sundried tomatoes in mine. I go for spices instead. Have to try yours, I like the idea of that tomato. Actually you have reminded me to blog mine sometime. If only I could remember to take photos before it’s all gone.

  23. I have a similar recipe, but the added browned onion and garlic is fantastic. Thanks!

  24. This navy bean spread looks great! I have never tried beans like this. My husbands workday sandwiches will be getting a new face! Thanks!

  25. This sounds awesome! I can just picture how addictive this is with the savory flavors you’ve added. I wish I had some right now!

  26. This sounds like something I’d want to spread on everything or even lick off a spoon. I’m big on adding sauteed onions and garlic into things instead of raw, so this sounds delicious! I’ll probably be trying it soon!

  27. This pate is not vegan if you add regular Worcestershire sauce, which has anchovies in it. You can find a vegan Worcestershire though.

  28. Nice recipe! I used fresh cherry tomatoes instead of sundried ones, and soy sauce to add some extra flavour. Thanks!

  29. Just made it and it’s AWESOME! However I used Thai Basil and Cilantro for fresh herbs =)

    • So pleased to hear you love it Kira! Yes you can definitely swap out the herbs and put your own signature on it – as you found out :). It’s just the right time of year for it too! Thank you for the feedback!

  30. This was awesome! I added some turmeric and cayenne to give it an extra kick, and it was excellent! Thank you 🙂

  31. I just made this tonight. I added two small sweet peppers, a hot red pepper and cilantro. Yummy!

  32. Looks amazing!!! How long could last in refrigerator and how long in the freezer? Thanx!

  33. Hi Dave,

    This White Bean Spread recipe is amazing. I really want to feature this in our site GreenThickies. I will not be posting the actual recipe but will only use one image from here and a small quote and link directly back to this page.

    Would that be okay with you?

    Thanks, 🙂

  34. Really tasty spread. I might double the garlic next time I make it though 🙂 And maybe zest the half a lemon as well.

  35. I just made this tonight. I added two small sweet peppers, a hot red pepper and cilantro. Yummy!

  36. I was hungry like a bear and I just made this in 20 minutes and it’s delicious! I added some cumin, chili flakes and left out the chives (not available)… Still awesome! Though I think the chives would even give it more freshness… I think I’ll also try Nane (dried turkish mint) ofr fresh mint and Sumak sometime! Thanks for this!

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