A Few Foods of Israel

Last month, my youngest son and I enjoyed an amazing trip to Israel. The highlight of the trip for us was the opportunity to deepen our Christian faith while walking in the steps of Jesus. Our lives are forever changed by the blessings we received in the Holy Land. Although this wasn’t a “foodie” trip, I must say, the food was incredible. Kazden and I came back with a suitcase full of interesting snacks and spices. We were inspired by the foods and have a long list of things to recreate in our kitchen.

Our first day home, we recreated the Tomato Cucumber Salad and served it with olives, feta and Halvah on a whole grain cracker.

Made from sesame seeds, halvah is served at breakfast but can be a sweet treat any time of the day.

Typical salad served at every meal.

Our first breakfast on the Mediterranean.

Ceviche, a favorite breakfast food.

Green Shakshuka was my favorite egg dish.

Many variations of this Labneh are served with every meal.


Labneh with dill

Baba ganoush

Hummus at every meal as well.




Flavorful sauces made from beets, tomatoes and greens.

Lunch Buffet at the Dead Sea

Roasted Eggplant

So many things to fill your pita!

St. Peter’s Fish from our lunch at the Sea of Galilee.

Sweet Potato Salad

Tuna Salad

Wine Cookies

And yes, this is a teenager eating salad… at EVERY meal!

Market & Street foods up next!

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