Zucchini Spread with Dukkah


July 31st 2013By Tamar Genger MA, RD

I adapted this recipe from Foof52's Zucchini Butter. I was so excited to try this recipe as a new way to use zucchini. Mine is yellow because I love those yellow zucchini with the green tops, but any zucchini will work. It is easy to make, low in calories and makes a great addition to my Shabbat salatim for the Summer. I topped it here with Dukkah, but I also think it would be great on top of a thin layer of Ricotta.


Syrian Haroset

Syrian Haroset

June 28th 2011By Victoria Dwek

My father-in-law, a Rav, told me he was once asked, “Why is haroset delicious if it represents such sad things?” He responded, “Every difficulty in life is really sweet—they are blessings from G-d.” Every ingredient in the haroset is symbolic of the Jewish labor in Egypt. The walnuts are the pebbles of the bricks. The dates represent the mud, and the wine is the blood of the babies who were used in place of bricks when the quotas weren’t filled. As most Sepharadim eat gebrokts, the matzah meal represents the straw, also used to make bricks. This recipe is from my husband’s grandmother a”h, Rosa Dwek, from Aleppo, Syria.


Persian Charoset— Haleg


June 28th 2011By Reyna Simnegar

from Persian Cooking from the Non-Persian Bride Persian charoset (Haleg) is fabulous! This is my mother-in-law’s charoset recipe. I buy already ground walnuts and almonds to make my life easier. I also purchase date paste so I don’t have to grind that either. The rest of the ingredients I process together into a wet paste similar in texture to chummus. Charoset spice is made by Sadaf and you can get it online; or simply mix equal parts of cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon. Keep haleg refrigerated and if it gets too thick, thin it with grape juice or even sweet wine to give it a grown-up twist!


Israeli Hummus

israeli style hummus

July 3rd 2013By Orly Ziv

This recipe homemade hummus is the superstar of any culinary tour in Israel. Although you can use canned chickpeas, if you want to make authentic hummus you must start with dry chickpeas. It takes a little bit of forethought but not that much more work and it’s worth it.


Hearts of Palm Dip

Hearts of Palm Dip

June 17th 2013By Hilary Goldenberg

If you are looking for a new dip, look no further. This is hands down the easiest, and most delicious dip I have ever made. It is perfect for chips and raw veggies, and when served in a bread bowl, it makes a beautiful centerpiece.


Edamame Walnut Dip

edamame walnut dip

May 28th 2010By Joy of Kosher

Make this easy edamame and walnut dip and enjoy with veggie or to add flavor to a sandwich.