Mock Chopped Liver

A Sabbath appetizer 

I was just invited to a Bar Mitzvah and chopped liver immediately came to mind. I actually do not like chopped liver, but I love Mock chopped liver.

Vegetarian Chopped Liver is very frequently served as a Sabbath appetizer in Ashkenazi homes. There are many versions of pareve chopped liver, but this one made of onions, peas, beans, nuts and hard-boiled eggs is one of the most popular. Vegetarian chopped liver is lighter and healthier than real chopped chicken livers, but the taste is quite similar.

Mock Chopped Liver

1 Tbs olive oil
3 medium onions, sliced
3/4 cup walnuts
15 oz can of Le Seur baby peas, drained
4 hard-boiled eggs
1/4 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper, to taste

Sauté the onions in the oil over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until nicely browned and caramelized. Set aside.

Place the walnuts on a tray in a 300 degree F oven for about 8 – 10 minutes until aromatic and starting to lightly brown.

Place all the ingredients into your food processor and combine until you have a smooth consistency. Adjust seasonings as desired. Serve chilled.

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One thought on “Mock Chopped Liver

  1. My version uses green beans but is otherwise almost identical. If you use fresh green beans and steam them the color is a bit disconcerting but the flavor is even better than when you use canned. (P.S. There will be no chopped liver, vegetarian or otherwise, at Simone’s bat mitzvah!)

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