Grilled Halloumi salad

Grilled Halloumi salad

Halloumi cheese salad can be found in most cafes in Israel. It is delicious but often the same. Here is a twist on the usual restaurant salad that can be pulled together in minutes! Tuscany spice blend can be found in all spice shops and sometimes in the supermarket. If you don’t live in Israel but come to visit be sure to pick it up at any spice shop or market, it is world’s better than the other versions and not too heavy to bring back!

Salad nicoise

Salad nicoise

Here is my version of this popular salad! Feel free to mix and match your favorite items or throw in other things as well such as roasted peppers, pomegranates, oranges, mushrooms and sprouts. If you don’t like anchovies substitute them with dijon mustard and keep the rest of the dressing the same.

Za’atar chickpea salad

Za’atar chickpea salad

Za’atar is a spice blend that is available in most supermarkets. It is unique in flavor, but not overpowering when used in moderation. Sumac is a less popular spice that comes from a flower and can be found in many supermarkets and all spice shops.

Eggplant salad with amba dressing

Eggplant salad with amba dressing

Amba is a tangy mango pickle condiment which originated in India and became popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. You can find it at almost every falafel and Shawarma shop in Israel! This is my quick version of how to incorporate some of the flavors without having to have dehydrated lemons on hand!