Recipes


Sufganiyot (Doughnuts)

This special treat is served in every Israeli store, and sufganiyot (deep fried doughnuts) are consumed by all.

Sweet Round Challah

The traditional holiday and Sabbath bread called challah is usually braided all year long. On the High Holidays, we make the challah round instead in order to symbolize a whole and perfect year ahead of us.
A bowl of Chicken Soup with Kreplach for Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur Recipe - Chicken Soup with Kreplach

As Yom Kippur is a fast day, we have a special meal before the observance that helps remind us of the true meaning of this holy day. Before the fast begins at sunset, we traditionally eat kreplach, meat-filled dumplings.

Spinach Jibben

This spinach and cheese casserole is another favorite for serving at Shavuot.

Shakshouka (Egg in Tomato Sauce)

A Sephardi favorite. No Middle Eastern restaurant menu is complete without it, though Hungarians also delight in this dish with the addition of lots of paprika. Leshakshek means "to shake" in Hebrew. Every cook from North Africa has his or her own personal version of this egg and tomato dish.
Baked salmon pastry

Salmon in a Puff Pastry

This non-meat version of lasagna and cheese make it a perfect recipe for serving during Shavuot.
Simanim Salad

Salad Simanim

Simanim is Hebrew for "omens." This salad incorporates many of the traditional foods eaten as good omens for the New Year.
Jewish lasagna

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

This non-meat version of lasagna and cheese make it a perfect recipe for serving during Shavuot.
Tzimmes, popular dish for Rosh Hashanah, sweet stew, orange in color, and includes carrots, sweet potatoes and/or prunes.

Tzimmes

Tzimmes is any kind of sweet stew. It usually is orange in color, and includes carrots, sweet potatoes and/or prunes. A wide variety of dishes fall under the heading tzimmes.

Malawach

Malawach is one of a number of dishes brought to Israel by the Jews from Yemen. The popularity of this versatile dish, which may be served with a variety of fillings and toppings, testifies to the love for Yemenite food which Israelis have acquired.

Vegetable Salad

The idea of salad for breakfast is probably a little strange to North Americans. But this trademark Mediterranean salad is enjoyed by Israelis three times a day -- breakfast, lunch, and dinner -- regardless of whether they are from Russia, Morocco, Yemen, or the United States.

Zucchini Pritti

Zucchini was mentioned in the Bible (Book of Leviticus), and until this day has remained part of the fare in Israel and neighboring lands.

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