Avocado and Pilchard Pate

Avocado and Pilchard Pate

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"Avocado pears, tinned Pacific Pilchards (in brine) or tinned herring fillets (in oil) and stuffed olives - in combination, they will provide you with a very healthy, nutritious, and tasty snack. It's highly likely that if you serve this as a dinner starter, you will be asked 'How did you make this?'"
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15 m servings 116 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 208 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. In a mixing bowl, combine avocados herring fillets, olives, gherkins, and capers. Add chopped green onion if desired. Season with Worcestershire sauce and pepper. With an electric mixer, begin whisking together ingredients to make paste. Mix in mayonnaise to bind: for a rough mixture add in about 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, and for a smoother paste add up to 4 tablespoons. Chill for 4 to 8 hours.


  • As a starter serve on a lettuce leaf with a garnish of finely sliced tomatoes, a lemon wedge or two, and a sprig of parsley, accompanied by warmed melba toast. As a snack, put out the bowl with a range of plain and salted crackers/biscuits.


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I left the gherkins out because I don't care for them and I used herring because I couldn't find pilchards. I don't think I would call this a pâté, it is a bit too loose, but it is really tasty...

Wonderfully flavourful! Use as a dip with lavash bread or toast.

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