Israeli Recipes & Cookbooks

By Ingredients
Food & Cooking
Gourmet Food &
National & Regional



 National + Regional Cookbooks

 Eastern European
 Latin American
 Middle Eastern
 Native American
 New Zealand
 Pacific Rim
 Puerto Rican
 South African
 Sri Lankan
      Amish & Mennonite
      Cajun & Creole
      Middle Atlantic
      New England
      Puerto Rican
      Soul Food
 West African
 Wok Cookery

Other Recipe Sites
Barbecue Recipes
  • Barbecue Recipe Downloads
  • Barbecue Recipe eBooks

    Cake Recipes
  • Cake Recipe Downloads
  • Cake Recipe eBooks

    Chinese Recipes
  • Chinese Recipe Downloads
  • Chinese Recipe eBooks

    Cookie Recipe Downloads

    Dessert Recipes
  • Dessert Recipes Downloads
  • Dessert Recipes eBooks

    Hungarian Recipes
  • Hungarian Recipes Downloads
  • Hungarian Recipe eBooks

    Indian Recipes
  • Indian Recipe Downloads
  • Indian Recipes eBooks

    Jamaican Recipes
  • Jamaican Recipes Downloads
  • Jamaican Recipe eBooks

    Japanese Recipes
  • Japanese Recipe Downloads
  • Japanese Recipe eBooks

    Jewish Recipe Downloads

    Pizza Recipes
  • Pizza Recipe Downloads
  • Pizza & Pasta Recipes eBooks

    Raw Food
  • Raw Food Downloads
  • Raw Food eBooks

  • Restaurant Recipes Downloads
  • Restaurant Recipes eBooks

    Vegetarian Recipes
  • Vegeterian Recipes Downloads
  • Vegetarian Recipes eBooks


    Search The 'Net


     >   National + Regional Cookbooks   >   Mediterranean   >   Israeli   >   National + Regional Cookbooks   >   Middle Eastern   >   Israeli


    How to Cook dishes from Israel

    Israel Israel is home to a very varied and diverse cuisine. This is because immigrants from all over the world have introduced recipes, there are of course traditional Jewish recipes, and Arab influences have been absorbed too. Israeli cuisine can be broadly divided into two main categories: Israeli-Mizrahi cuisine, which is influenced by Arab cuisine, and traditional Israeli cuisine, which is influenced by the various countries from which Jews immigrated to Israel, and includes Ashkenazi, North African, Balkan, Yemenite, Iraqi and North American dishes, although many dishes have gained popularity outside their original ethnic origin.

    Some Israeli recipes and dishes include:
    • Bourekas - Savoury pastries.

    • Falafel - Balls or patties made from fava beans or chickpeas, and fried.

    • Israeli salad (known in Israel as "Salat Aravi") - Finely diced tomatoes and cucumbers, dressed with lemon juice and olive oil.

    • Jachnun - Rolled dough, slowly baked over night, and eaten with tomato dip, hard boiled eggs and skhug.

    • Kibbeh - Ground meat, flour and spices, made into a ball, and then fried.


    • Labneh - Yogurt strained to remove the whey.


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

    • Matbucha - A salad made from tomatoes, roasted peppers, oil and garlic, which are cooked together and then allowed to cool.

    • Sambusac - Small triangular fried pastries, containing various savory fillings.

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

    • Shawarma - The Israeli version of doner kebab. Served with bread and salad, and hummus or French fries.

    • Skhug, also known as "kharif" - A spicy dip/sauce, originally from Yemen. The dip is made from fresh hot peppers, coriander, garlic and spices. There are several variants including skhug adom (red skhug, made from red peppers), skhug yarok (green skhug made green peppers), and skhug chum (brown skhug, made using green peppers and tomatoes).


    • Sufganiyah - Ball-shaped doughnuts, fried, injected with jelly or custard, and then covered with powdered sugar. They particularly in the run-up to, and during, Hanukkah.

    Your Comments

    Please share your comments on this page:


    America's Restaurant Recipes

    See Also

    Related pages on this web site:
    America's Restaurant Recipes

    Israeli Cookbooks

    Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.

    Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking

    By Michael Solomonov

    Released: 2015-10-06
    Kindle Edition (368 pages)

    Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking
    Product Description:

    James Beard Award winner of Outstanding Restaurant (2019) 
    James Beard Award winner of Outstanding Chef (2017)

    James Beard Book of the Year and Best International Cookbook (2016)

    The James Beard Award–winning chef and co-owner of Philadelphia's Zahav restaurant reinterprets the glorious cuisine of Israel for American home kitchens.

    Ever since he opened Zahav in 2008, chef Michael Solomonov has been turning heads with his original interpretations of modern Israeli cuisine, attracting notice from the New York Times, Bon Appétit, ("an utter and total revelation"), and Eater ("Zahav defines Israeli cooking in America"). 

    Zahav showcases the melting-pot cooking of Israel, especially the influences of the Middle East, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe. Solomonov's food includes little dishes called mezze, such as the restaurant's insanely popular fried cauliflower; a hummus so ethereal that it put Zahav on the culinary map; and a pink lentil soup with lamb meatballs that one critic called "Jerusalem in a bowl."  It also includes a majestic dome of Persian wedding rice and a whole roasted lamb shoulder with pomegranate and chickpeas that's a celebration in itself. All Solomonov's dishes are brilliantly adapted to local and seasonal ingredients. 

    Zahav tells an authoritative and personal story of how Solomonov embraced the food of his birthplace. With its blend of technique and passion, this book shows readers how to make his food their own.

    Divine Food: Israeli and Palestinian Food Culture and Recipes

    Released: 2016-10-31
    Hardcover (304 pages)

    Divine Food: Israeli and Palestinian Food Culture and Recipes
    List Price: $45.00*
    Lowest New Price: $29.34*
    Lowest Used Price: $25.99*
    Usually ships in 24 hours*
    *(As of 04:23 Pacific 23 Jul 2019 More Info)

    Click Here
    • Gestalten
    Product Description:
    Israel and Palestine share an outstanding and dynamic cuisine. Divine Food is a visually striking collection of recipes from local markets, Arab traditions, the nomadic tribes of the desert, and the hip restaurants of Tel Aviv.

    Divine Food takes readers on a culinary journey through Israeli and Palestinian cuisine and its local varieties ―from the Arab- Jewish kitchen of the north to nomadic specialties of the Negev Desert, from the contemporary food scene of Tel Aviv to the fish dishes of the coast.

    The book presents a wide range of delicious recipes. Because the food of the region is characterized by authenticity and tradition, it also provides insight into the origins of iconic dishes. Both a stunning regional portrait and a go-to cookbook, Divine Food is a must-have for any foodie.

    Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious

    By Michael Solomonov

    Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Released: 2018-10-16
    Hardcover (384 pages)

    Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious
    List Price: $35.00*
    Lowest New Price: $19.95*
    Lowest Used Price: $21.67*
    Usually ships in 24 hours*
    *(As of 04:23 Pacific 23 Jul 2019 More Info)

    Click Here
    Product Description:
    For their first major book since the trailblazing Zahav, Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook go straight to the food of the people—the great dishes that are the soul of Israeli cuisine. Usually served from tiny eateries, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, or market stalls, these specialties have passed from father to son or mother to daughter for generations. To find the best versions, the authors scoured bustling cities like Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa, and sleepy towns on mountaintops. They visited bakeries, juice carts, beaches, even weddings. 
    Their finds include meals in the hand like falafel and pita; juicy, grilled and roasted spice-rubbed meats; stuffed vegetables; a wealth of chopped vegetable salads; a five-minute fluffy hummus with more than two dozen toppings; pastries, ice creams, and shakes. Solomonov has perfected and adapted every recipe for the home kitchen.
    Each chapter weaves history with contemporary portrayals of the food. Striking photographs capture all its flavor and vitality, while step-by-step how-tos and closeups of finished dishes make everything simple and accessible.

    Vegetarian and Salad Recipes - Israeli-Mediterranean Cookbook (Cook In Israel - Kosher Recipes, Mediterranean Cooking 3)

    By Orly Ziv

    Ally Nathaniel
    Released: 2013-12-25
    Kindle Edition (119 pages)

    Vegetarian and Salad Recipes - Israeli-Mediterranean Cookbook (Cook In Israel - Kosher Recipes, Mediterranean Cooking 3)
    Product Description:

    Winner of the Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards 2013

    How to cook delicious and healthy Israeli food like a pro

    "Cook in Israel has earned a permanent spot in my kitchen." ~ This American Bite

    This cookbook, presenting 39 original recipes, focuses on fresh flavors and simple techniques that are as suitable for weeknight meals as they are for entertaining. You will find recipes for Mediterranean and Middle Eastern classics like baba ghanoush, shakshuka, and stuffed peppers, as well as fresh takes on vegetables like orange and fennel salad and pumpkin stew with carrots and raisins.

    100% vegetarian and kosher, many of the recipes are vegan and gluten free as well.

    Featuring beautiful color photographs to accompany every recipe (including many step-by-step photos), this user-friendly cookbook shows that healthy and delicious home cooking doesn’t need to be time consuming or complicated.

    In this book:

    • Easy to follow, user-friendly recipes
    • New cooking tips and techniques
    • Photo of every recipe, including many step-by-step photos
    • A treasure trove of 100% kosher recipes

    Add this book to your cart now

    The Israeli Kitchen Testament: The Incomparable Israeli Collection of Recipes

    By Valeria Ray

    Independently published
    Paperback (132 pages)

    The Israeli Kitchen Testament: The Incomparable Israeli Collection of Recipes
    List Price: $12.98*
    Lowest New Price: $12.98*
    Lowest Used Price: $29.72*
    Usually ships in 24 hours*
    *(As of 04:23 Pacific 23 Jul 2019 More Info)

    Click Here
    Product Description:
    If you are so enthusiastic about discovering the Israeli cuisine, then this will be the perfect pick. This specific cuisine embraces the tastiest flavors from all four sides of the world. With having the Levantine traditions, it proves to be a must-try for every foodie.

    Jews have lived for centuries abroad. This has resulted in different changes in their cuisine, both negative and positive. Some dishes have been transformed in a better way, while some have been altered with cheap ingredients. However, today we have the best recipes such as blintzes, bagels, and shakshouka. The traditional recipes have been influenced by international culinary practice.

    Jewish cuisine has a strong religious influence. It is well-known for specific dietary laws, which make it different and unique. The Israeli cookbook will bring you a carefully picked collection of 40 recipes for your pure enjoyment. Make sure that you find your favorite recipes, and share them with family and friends.

    If you want to discover new cultures and different tastes, then this one is a must-have. Make sure that you order it today!

    America's Restaurant Recipes


    Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

    Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.

    Contact Us     Privacy     Terms Of Use     Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

    Copyright © 2005-2018, Answers 2000 Limited
      Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures


    In Association With
    Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to
    In Association With
    Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to
    As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.

    All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
    All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.

    Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.