Shabbat Menu- Israeli Style

Kosher.com Staff August 6, 2021

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I miss Israel.


As many of you probably know, it’s not easy to get into Israel at the moment. It’s not the same, but I try to cheer myself up by making Israeli food. I try to imagine myself walking through the streets of the shuk, experiencing the sights, sounds, and flavors of the country.


All the dishes below have ingredients and flavors you find a lot in Israel like tahini, silan, za’atar, and sumac.


On a personal note, I’ve made Adeena Sussman’s Zaa’tar Roasted Chicken, and it does not disappoint. The flavor combination is delicious, and the chicken was juicy. I highly recommend trying it if you like to experiment with new spices.


Classic Hummus by Mighty Sesame Co.

Follow these simple directions to prepare a delicious homemade hummus.


Za’atar Roasted Chicken over Sumac Potatoes by Adeena Sussman


For something that takes 10 minutes to throw together, the roasted chicken is a masterpiece. The secret is to rest the bird right on top of the potatoes, so the za’atar-scented drippings coat the tangy, sumac-coated potatoes while they cook in unison. 


Meat and Turkey Koftas by Brynie Greisman

Not your typical hamburger at all. A mixture of chopped meat and turkey for optimum texture and a tantalizing combo of spices make these kabobs an original and popular supper option. These were enjoyed by all ages!


Cauliflower Israeli Salad by Chanie Nayman

If you’re in the mood for a bright and fresh salad, this is your answer! Perfect to serve for Shabbat lunch or Seudah Shlishit.


Silan Sriracha Eggplant by Erin Grunstein

Sweet and spicy – this is the perfect way to eat eggplant.


Halva Chocolate Chip Cake by Temi Philip

This deliciously different cake is a great dessert and the perfect Shabbat treat!


4-Ingredient “Krembo” Bites by Erin Grunstein

These are the simplest no-bake dessert that will wow your tastebuds and your guests!