Walnut Pate with Toasted Pita Chips


1 onion, chopped
1 celery stick, chopped
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 garlic clove, chopped
100g button mushrooms, sliced
50g walnuts, chopped
175g cashews, finely ground
1 egg, beaten
A good pinch of paprika
A good pinch of dried thyme
Salt and black pepper
4 wholemeal pitta bread, cut into triangles


In a large frying pan add a little olive oil, onions, celery, garlic and mushroom, and cook for 5-10 minutes, till brown. Remove from the heat and stir in the walnuts, ground cashews, egg, paprika and thyme. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon into a ramekin and allow to cool.

Preheat the oven to 200C. Place the pita on a baking tray toast until brown. Serve the walnut pate with the pita on the side.