Home Culture Foods of Israel: Inspired by the Mediterranean Sea


Foods of Israel: Inspired by the Mediterranean Sea

by Mackenzie Landi

Influenced by its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, and blending Jewish and Arabic traditions, Israeli cooking has a diverse, undefinable flair. And according to many restaurateurs and foodies, Israeli cuisine was dubbed the newest food trend to watch for in the coming years.
Staple foods like hummus, falafel, Israeli salad, shakshuka, and shawarma—all rustic, simple dishes common to the Israeli lexicon—are served in restaurants, home kitchens, and even food trucks in Israel … and across the world.

Traditional Israeli salads are offered in many restaurants—before you order.

Foods of Israel

Israeli cucumber and tomato salad

Foods of Israel

Hummus and falafel

Foods of Israel

Shawarma and salad

Foods of Israel

St Peter’s fish lunch—fish is a type of tilapia

Foods of Israel

Potato latkes (with sour cream)

Foods of Israel

Shakshuka is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, olive oil, peppers, onion, and garlic, commonly spiced with cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper.

Foods of Israel

Challah is a special bread of Ashkenazi Jewish origin, usually braided and typically eaten on ceremonial occasions such as Shabbat and major Jewish holidays. Ritually acceptable challah is made of dough from which a small portion has been set aside as an offering.

Foods of Israel

Bourekas are made with flaky phyllo dough and are typically filled with ground beef, cheese, or vegetables.

Foods of Israel

Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of phyllo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey.

Foods of Israel

Middle Eastern sweets

Foods of Israel

Jelly donuts … Umm Good!

Plan your next trip to Israel!
Email Cindy at cindy@israeladvantagetours.com or visit www.israeladvantagetours.com
to make your trip of a lifetime a reality!

Originally posted at israeladvantagetours.com

Comments

You may also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More