Get out your tents or grab your hammer and some nails, it’s time for Sukkot!
Known in English as the “Feast of the Tabernacles,” Sukkot is the happy time in the Jewish year where we live in temporary huts for 7 days (or at least eat meals in them) while celebrating the bounty of a new year.
The temporary huts represent our time in the wilderness after fleeing Egypt – the 40-year journey traveling through Sinai to the Holy Land of Israel. The holiday of Sukkot actually serves a dual meaning – firstly, the aforementioned religious journey out of Egypt and secondly, marking the end of the harvest time and agricultural year in the Land of Israel.
In Israel, most restaurants that remain open on Sukkot erect a tent outside their stores for people to eat in. There is nothing quite like leaving the office mid-day to grab a bite to eat and taking it into a Sukkah.
There are plenty of tasty meals to eat during this time, as it’s a harvest festival so grains, veggies and foods of the land are all fair game. Check out our Sukkot recipes below.
Quick and Easy Five-Minute Falafel Mix for a Quick Snack or Sandwich
The mix is used in soups, stews, curry-style dishes, rice and veggie dishes, and this Homemade Hawaij Recipe can be used for a unique flavor on all.
This Stuffed Mushrooms with Israeli Couscous and Goat Cheese recipe is a great way to start a meal or entertain guests
While there are plenty of ready-made sauces available, this Easy Five-Ingredient Tahini Recipe let’s you put your own mark on a classic
One of our favorite foods is the Classic Israeli Schnitzel – a chicken cutlet breaded and fried to perfection.
Sephardi Jews are responsible for bringing matbucha (also spelled “Matbukha”) to Israel and it has become one of the most popular dips in the country!
Tempting Mediterranean Cheese Bourekas that takes minutes to make
In the mood for a quick and easy yet filling salad? Try the Israeli Couscous Salad
Your new favorite health salad is Tabbouleh, the tasty vegan-friendly salad found throughout the Middle East.
The Classic Israeli Salad is a perfect example of the healthy, fresh Israeli Mediterranean Diet
Typically served on Shabbat, you’ll have your friends and family clamoring for a bit of this not-too-complex Traditional Cholent Recipe.
Baharat, which translates literally from Arabic to mean “spices” is found throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East in several different variations.
Baba Ganoush is generally served before a meal in Israel as an appetizer or as an afternoon snack.
Typically served on Shabbat, Hamin is a delicious meal from Sephardi & Mizrahi culture. With beef or chicken, this meal is perfect for Shabbat.
And now for something totally different – try these Tasty Maple Syrup Roasted Chickpeas
If you’re looking for a tasty vegetarian dish to try this summer, try our Israeli Couscous with Summer Veggies.
Dairy-Free and Delicious, the Artichoke Lovers’ Easy Chicken Bake is Perfect for Weeknights and Tomorrow’s Lunch!