Passover Mock Chopped Liver (Mushroom, Cashew, and Onion)
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Vegan / Passover
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Serves: 10 to 12
it's a Jewish faux classic. It might look a bit like the dish it's intending to imitate, but it tastes nothing like it — thank goodness!
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1½ cups chopped onions
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms (use white, baby bella, or cremini)
  • ¾ cup roasted cashews (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet. Sauté the onions slowly over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until nicely browned. Add the mushrooms and cook until they've wilted down.
  2. Combine the onions and mushrooms with the remaining ingredients in the container of a food processor. Process until smoothly pureed, scraping down the sides as needed.
  3. Serve at once with matzo, matzo crackers, or raw veggies. Or store in a tightly lidded container in the fridge until needed, and bring to room temperature before serving.
Recipe by VegKitchen at