Israeli dishes are packed full of flavour, featuring a mix of other Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines and exciting fresh ingredients. You might not be able to travel there at the moment, but you can cook up some of these beauties in the comfort of your own home. Let your taste buds take you on an imaginary trip to the Middle East.
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Time to get the best produce you can find and start cooking up some of these divine Israeli dishes…
The Best Israeli Dishes
Hummus is a middle eastern dip prepared with cooked mashed chickpeas and seasoned with tahini, garlic and lemon juice. It is a versatile dip that’s perfect with pita bread and vegetables for dipping, and also is a great addition to sandwiches.
Recipe is by Usha.
Similar to the Middle Eastern Ka’ak, the Jerusalem Bagel is a soft bread with sesame seeds. It is not actually boiled before baking like the NYC Bagel, but this particular version has a Philly pretzel twist with the addition of a baking soda solution brushed all over the tops before baking until golden.
Recipe is by Tara.
This Israeli Couscous Salad recipe with chickpeas brings together flavors of lemon, garlic and cumin with fresh parsley. It’s a fast and healthy side dish salad and naturally vegan so it compliments so many meals!
Recipe is by Katie.
Once upon a time there was a man named Sabich Svi Halabi. This man one day fled with his family from Iraq to Israel. There, in the early 1960s, he bought their small food stand in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv from an elderly couple and created a sandwich from the ingredients he loved. What came out of it is legendary!
Recipe is by Levantine Recipes.
Quick and simple roast butternut squash goes to the next level with lemony za’atar and a creamy lemon tahini sauce. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30, and so reliably delicious.
Recipe is by Ari.
These are mini knishes, which is fun because you can eat more and they are good for parties too. This dough comes together fast and makes flaky and tasty knishes.
Recipe is by Amy.
This is a delicious, fresh mix of very small pieces of vegetables and herbs so that every bite contains a variety of flavours and textures. This version of the classic salad is dressed with Pomegranate Vinaigrette and a handful of crunchy Ja’ala (roasted spiced nut and seed mix).
Recipe is by Rebecca.
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