The Flavors of Israel Shabbat Menu

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Tamar Genger MA, RD
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Zaatar is one of my favorite spice blends.  The combination of the hyssop (or even when they use oregano) sesame seeds and salt are the perfect topping to your pita chips or chicken or fish or almost anything.  In this week’s parsha Metzora, we learn that when the metzora (person afflicted with leprosy) heals, he or she undergoes a purification ritual by the kohen that includes two birds, spring water, cedar wood, a scarlet thread and hyssop. So I recommend we begin this week's Shabbat menu with some Zaatar. 

ZAATAR CRUSTED GEFILTE FISH

zaatar crusted gefilte fish

What better way to start your meal then with a traditional gefilte fish covered in Israeli zaatar.  

PAN CHARRED GREEN BEANS WITH HARISSA AND ALMONDS

Pan Charred Green Beans with Harissa

You will love these green beans, perfectly crunchy and smoky from the char and the harissa. 

CHICKEN THIGHS WITH DATES

Date and Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

Add a little sweetness to the meal with this chicken covered in date honey. 

VEGETARIAN RICE SALAD

Vegetarian Rice Salad

Make sure it feels like spring with this colorful rice salad. 

FLOURLESS CHICKPEA BLONDIES

FLOURLESS CHICKPEA BLONDIES

Keep it healthy with these brownies that will surprise - just don't tell what's inside. 

For more Tazria Shabbat menus click here for Metzorah menus click here.