Made of onions, mushrooms, and cashews, this vegan "chopped liver" has replaced the classic Jewish pate as a contemporary appetizer, especially for special occasions. This tasty pate is based on Nava Atlas's recipe from The Vegan Atlas.
1 ½cuponionfor 10 servings use 1 large onion, chopped
8ouncemushroomwhite or cremini (aka baby bella) mushrooms
1tablespoonlemon juiceor to taste
½teaspoonKosher saltor to taste
¼teaspoonground black pepper
fresh parsleyFinely minced
Heat the oil in a skillet. Saute the onions slowly over medium heat, stirring frequently until lightly browned.
Remove the stems from the mushrooms, then clean and chop. Add to the skillet, cover, and cook briefly with the onions until wilted, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Place the onion and mushroom mixture (including any liquid that may have formed) in a food processor along with the cashews and lemon juice. Process until smoothly pureed, scraping down the sides as needed.
Season with salt and pepper and additional lemon juice if desired, and pulse on and off to mix well.
Transfer to a serving bowl, and cool to room temperature before serving.
Before serving, sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Serve with matzo for Passover, or fresh bread or crackers, and/or raw vegetables for low carb option.
If refrigerated, remove 15 minutes before serving, stir. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley just before serving. Serve with matzo for Passover, or fresh bread or crackers, and/or raw vegetables for low carb option.