Recipe Roundups

25 Bold and Inspired Israeli Dishes

Kosher.com Staff April 18, 2018

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In the past year, Israeli Cuisine has exploded in the culinary world. Ingredients like za’atar, tahini, and silan are as commonplace as salt and pepper. (Ok, slight exaggeration.) Why you may ask? The flavors of Israeli cooking are simultaneously bold and comforting. Think shakshuka, with poached eggs swimming in tomato sauce or a warm fresh out of the oven pita bread overflowing with you name it. Now that we have you salivating, check out these 25 Israeli inspired dishes. Bitayavon! (That’s Hebrew for Bon Appetit.)


  1. Falafel-Inspired Wraps by Chavi Feldman

  2. Roasted Beet Hummus by Sina Mizrahi
  3. Feta Olive Borekas by Sylvia Fallas
  4. Halva Chocolate Chip Cake by Temi Philip
  5. Mock Jerusalem Mixed Grill by Avigail Maizlik

  6. Mediterranean Smashed Potatoes With Tahini Drizzle by Sina Mizrahi
  7. Falafel Stuffed Eggplant by Naomi Nachman
  8. Couscous Salad with Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing from the Dining In cookbook
  9. Easy Israeli Chicken by Family Table Staff
  10. Decadent Halvah Ice Cream Cake by Estee Kafra

  11. Charred Eggplant Dip with Maple Drizzle by Kim Kushner
  12. Brisket with Date Syrup by Jennifer Chetrit
  13. Pita Bread from the Nitra cookbook
  14. Chopped Israeli Salad by Nechama Norman
  15. Hasselback Eggplants by Chanie Apfelbaum

  16. Turkey Shawarma by Temi Philip
  17. Israeli Cobb Salad with Tahini Dressing by Sina Mizrahi
  18. Dips and Pita Crisps by Joy Devor
  19. Sweet Israeli Cinnamon Couscous by Sina Mizrahi
  20. Israeli Fruit Salad by Shuli Madnick

  21. 5-Minute Shakshuka by Estee Kafra
  22. Date-Glazed Roasted Chicken by Jamie Geller
  23. Israeli Couscous with Roasted Vegetables by Draizy Wercberger
  24. Charif (Hot Sauce) from the Nitra cookbook
  25. Pita with Grilled Apricot Shnitzel and Fries by Brynie Greisman