12 typical dishes of Israel


12 typical dishes of Israel that you should try if you go through these lands

Israel has a wide mosaic of cultures and religions thanks to a population made up of people from more than 120 countries. As a result, the cuisine is very varied and its true native dishes are difficult. Therefore, we tell you the most consumed in this fascinating land of the Middle East.


The pita bread or Arab bread is a variety of flat bread, slightly fermented, with little crumb inside, light and versatile. Its trick lies in high temperature baking so that the dough inflates and the outsides comes apart. Its ingredients are wheat flour, olive oil, yeast, salt and water.


Although their origin is in India, these croquettes made with crushed chickpeas and then fried are delicious if they are accompanied by yogurt or tahini. A perfect and nutritious entree.


One of the most popular dishes internationally at the moment of picking along with the guacamole. It is made with chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini and olive oil. It is accompanied by pita bread and in some cases sweet paprika and parsley branches. If you visit Jerusalem, be sure to try Arbes hummus behind Mahane Yehuda Market.



Rooted in Israel cuisine since the 1950s, this dish consists of some eggs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce made with different spices such as ground chili pepper, cumin or paprika. In Tunisia it is known as Chakchouk.

See the recipe: SHAKSHUKA


One of the most consumed fast foods in the country. It consist of different types of meat, can be veal, lamb or turkey. Previously seasoned, punctured and cooked in a vertical and rotisserie grill. It is served in pita bread or bread wafers with vegetables, seasonings and various sauces.


This dish is a clear side dish of many foods since it can be consumed cold or hot. Based on lentils, bulgur wheat or rice, decorating it with fried onion and olive oil. There is a variant where the brown lentils will be replaced yellow or green ones.



A variety of very creamy cheese, similar to yogurt, made with sheep or cow milk. Not only for lunch, but it also has a prominent place at breakfast.


One of the most popular fish dishes and the main one when receiving the Sabbath (seventh day of the week). It is prepared by cooking several pieces of fish in a sauce consisting of tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and spices.


Sabich or Sabih

A classic sandwich but in a pita bread. Its ingredients include fried eggplant, hard boiled egg and parsley, which is used in many dishes because its decorative function. Let’s not forget your sauces: hummus, amba or tahini.


Introduced in the country by Iraqi Jews, this pickle made with mango, vinegar, salt, mustard, turmeric and hot pepper is very popular to accompany the faláfel, shawarma or to prepare exquisite sandwiches or sabich.



There are numerous varieties of halva but its main ingredient is semolina, sweetened with either honey or sugar. The consistency is gelatinous and semi-transparent. The sesame Halva, on the other hand, is dry and slightly crunchy, very similar to Spanish soft almond nougat.


Tahini or tahina is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. To make tahini sauce, consumed both at breakfast and at meals, you need this pasta, olive oil, salt and lemon juice.

Make it a perfect meal with our Salmon Tartarehere you can find the step by step recipe.

End this amazing meal with a Black and White Chocolate Trufflesclick here to see the complete recipe.

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