Brighton Beach Sid's Famous Vegetarian Chopped Liver- Green Bean

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is the best version of "mock" chopped liver I've ever tasted (Thanks Sid). Makes a great vegetarian deli-style sandwich on some good pumpernickel, with some lettuce, tomato, and sliced raw onion.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly toast the walnuts in a heavy based pan.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Saute onions in the oil, cooking until golden (but NOT burned).
  4. Add tomato paste to this and cook 1 more minute.
  5. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  6. Add onion mix, toasted walnuts, and remaining ingredients to blender or food processor and grind together well (add a few spoons of water or vegetable broth, if necessary).
  7. Taste for additional salt and pepper.
  8. Chill for 4 hours (this also allows the flavour to develop).
  9. Bring to room temperature for serving.
Most Helpful

I don't know if I should be applauding Sid, or Labouchet for bringing this recipe in! (And if you've read this far, check Labouchet's recipe file - there is an Arrabiatta sauce recipe in there ...)

Gerry sans Sanddunes July 08, 2003

Steamed fresh green beans, used canned and drained lentils -- and added just a pinch each of freshly grated nutmeg and dried thyme. No need to call this "fake" anything -- it's really delicious!

kkherman April 11, 2015

Great recipe! I substituted 1C shelled edemame for the green beans and 3 oil packed sun-dried tomatoes for the tomato paste---I also used 4 eggs instead of 3. It came out GREAT!

Butchcat April 07, 2009