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Vegetarian Mock Chopped Liver

Vegetarian Mock Chopped Liver


This plant-based version of chopped liver dip makes a lovely addition to your holiday meal. Mushrooms and walnuts give this dip a unique flavor that everyone will enjoy. Serve with crunchy, fresh celery and matzo crackers.


  • ¼ cup vegetable broth (or water)
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Garnish: fresh parsley
  • Serve with: 6 stalks celery, cut into sticks, and matzo crackers


  1. In a large skillet, heat vegetable broth (or water) over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and sprinkle with a few pinches of the sea salt. Sauté for 10 minutes, adding a touch more vegetable broth (or water) if the onion begins to stick to the skillet.
  2. Add the mushrooms and another few pinches of sea salt . Add a little bit more vegetable broth if needed. Cook and stir for 5 more minutes, or until the mushrooms have softened.
  3. Place the cooked vegetables, remaining sea salt, walnuts, balsamic vinegar and black pepper in a food processor. Blend until well-blended but not completely smooth. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  4. Place in a serving bowl. Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve with celery sticks and matzo crackers.
Kenden Alfond is the editor and creator of Jewish Food Hero, a site that offers beautiful resouces and plant-based menus for the Jewish holidays. She has spent the last 10 years living and working around the world on humanitarian, post-conflict, and development issues with the United Nations and several NGOs. You can also find her on Instragram.
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Deanna Florida April 8, 2017

can you use chick peas in a vegetarian dish for Passover? What about Quinoa? Reply Staff April 13, 2017
in response to Deanna:

Ashkenazi Jews do not eat chickpeas nor other legumes on Passover. Some rabbinical authorities permit the consumption of quinoa, while some do not. It's best to ask a local rabbi for information or contact our Ask the Rabbi service. Reply Staff via April 1, 2015

Re Arrowroot is not considered kitniyot but if you buy it it does need to have kosher for Passover certificationon the package. Reply

aharon hersh April 1, 2015

Great simple kitchen vegetable and dessert presentation. Question: Is arrowroot flour kosher for Passover(Ashkenazi)? Reply

Lois rodim March 29, 2015

What gives chopped liver it's very special taste I love it but I cannot make it ii use liver eggs etc etc but I must miss something but what Reply

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