Green Bean and Cashew Pâté

Green bean and cashew paté

This is a version of a recipe that circulates as “mock chopped liver,” though this doesn’t resemble or taste like chopped liver in any way. An even more traditional version of this is Passover Mock Chopped Liver, which is made with mushrooms. Really, this one isn’t mock-anything, just delicious in its own right. Serve it with any kind of cracker, matzo, or as a spread for fresh bread. It’s also goo as a dip for cut carrots and celery. This makes about 2 cups; each serving is about 1/4 cup.

Green Bean and Cashew Pâté
Recipe type: Appetizer / Dip
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
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Serves: 8
This is a version of a recipe that circulates as "mock chopped liver," though this doesn't resemble or taste like chopped liver in any way.
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ cups chopped onions
  • ¾ cup toasted cashews (see note)
  • 1 cup steamed green beans, cut into 1-inch lengths, or 1 cup thawed frozen cut green beans
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 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.
  2. Combine the onions with the remaining ingredients in the container of a food processor.
  3. Process until smoothly pureed, scraping down the sides as needed.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve as suggested.
  5. Store leftovers in an airtight container, and bring to room temperature before serving again.

Note: I like the warm flavor of toasted cashews, but if you’re into raw cashews, by all means, use them.

Nutrition information
Per serving (1/4 cup): Calories: 53;  Total fat: 4g;  Protein: 1g: Carbs: 4g; Sodium: 2 mg

Green bean and cashew paté recipe

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  • Reply
    May 13, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Just what I’m looking for. Thanks for posting…question:
    Nutrition information
    Per serving: Is the one serving the entire two cups, or less.

    • Reply
      May 13, 2016 at 9:57 am

      Hi Rena — you’re right, it was kind of vague. I took the opportunity to update the recipe. It makes at least 8 servings, so the nutrition info is per serving. However, the analysis was done a long time ago and I’m questioning how accurate it is — seems like it should have a bit more protein, given the green beans and cashews. So take that part with a grain of salt, and we’ll look further into it. Hope you enjoy this, in any case.

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