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.


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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