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Israeli Recipes


As a relatively young ountry with many recent immigrants, Israel is still developing its own style of cuisine. As you might expect, immigrants to the country have brought many traditional Jewish recipes from all over the world to the country, some of which have become popular outside their original ethnic group. Additionally, another strand of Israeli cuisine, known as "Israeli-Mizrahi cuisine", which is influenced by Arab cooking, has developed.

Some popular Israeli dishes include:
  • Matbucha -Tomatoes, roasted peppers, oil and garlic are cooked together, allowed to cool, and then eaten together as a salad.

  • Israeli salad - A simple salad made by finely chopping cucumber and tomato. Parsley and spring onions may optionally be added. It is usually dressed with olive oil and lemon juice.

  • Labneh - Yogurt strained to remove the whey.

  • Bourekas - Savoury pastries.

  • Sambusac - Small triangular or crescent-moon shaped fried pastries, containing various savory fillings, such as chickpeas, ground (minced) meat and onions, or cheese.

  • Malawach - A thin bread made of many layers, similar to a crêpe.

  • Sabich - A sandwich originally from Iraq. It is made by filling pita bread with peeled and fried eggplant (aubergine), hard-boiled egg, hummus, tahini, tomato, cucumber, onion, and optionally amba (mango pickle) and/or chilli sauce.

  • Mujadara - Rice with lentils and onions.

  • Falafel - Fried Balls made of fava beans or chickpeas.

  • Chopped liver - A spread made from sautéed liver and onions in rendered animal fat ("schmaltz) with hard-boiled eggs and seasoning.

  • Skhug, also known as "kharif" - Originally from Yemen, skhuge is a spicy dip made from fresh hot peppers, garlic, coriander and various spices. It can be made from red peppers ("skhug adom"), green peppers ("skhug yarok), or green peppers with tomatoes added ("skhug chum").

    Skhug

  • Jachnun - Rolled dough, slowly baked over night for approximately 10 hours. When cooked, it is eaten with tomato dip, hard boiled eggs and skhug.

  • Kibbeh - Ground (minced) meat, flour and spices, made into torpedo shapes, and then fried.

    Kibbeh

  • Shakshouka - Eggs, tomatoes, onions and garlic. Usually eaten with pita bread.

  • Shawarma - The Israeli version of doner kebab. It is served with pita bread and salad, as well as hummus or French fries.

  • Halvah - A dessert or sweet made from sesame tahini, sugar, vanilla and saponaria (a herb).
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Modern Israeli Cooking: 100 New Recipes for Traditional Classics

By Danielle Oron

Page Street Publishing
Released: October 13th, 2015
Hardcover (240 pages)

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The Book of New Israeli Food: A Culinary Journey: A Cookbook

By Janna Gur

Gur, Janna/ Paz, Eilon (PHT)/ Hann, Rami/ Pely-Bronshtein, Orly/ Montefiore, Adam
Released: August 26th, 2008
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  • ISBNs: 9780805212242, 0805212248
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  • Number of Pages: 304
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  • Publication Date: August 26th, 2008
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Israeli Cookbook: 65 of the Best, Beginner-Friendly, Delicious, Easy-to-Follow, and Ingredient-Accessible Recipes in Israeli Cuisine

By Naomi Hoffman

Independently published
Released: March 26th, 2020
Paperback (160 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798630992383
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  • Number of Pages: 160
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Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

By Michael Solomonov

Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Released: October 6th, 2015
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  • ISBN: 0544373286
  • EAN: 9780544373280
  • PartNumber: colour photographs
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  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Authors: Michael Solomonov, Steven Cook
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Shuk: From Market to Table, the Heart of Israeli Home Cooking

By Einat Admony

Artisan
Released: September 17th, 2019
Hardcover (368 pages)

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  • Authors: Einat Admony, Janna Gur
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Israeli Food in America: Easy recipes, Mediterranean cooking, Israeli style (English and Hebrew Edition)

By Galit Urich & Jennie Starr

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Released: November 15th, 2011
Paperback (66 pages)

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Kosher Air Fryer & Instant Pot Cookbook: The Israeli Jewish Cooking Guide to Most Wanted Keto Recipes from the Shuk for Your Air Fryer & Instant Pot with Meal Plan, Pictures & Nutrition Fact

By Dr. Alice Larsen & Dr. Urvashi Goodrich

Independently published
Released: November 27th, 2019
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Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen: A Cookbook

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