Summer Israeli Shabbat Menu - Joy of Kosher

There’s hot and then there’s Israel. I live in the “House of the Sun” - the literal translation of Beit Shemesh and summer here is like 104F+++. And while Any Given Friday we could just fry an egg on the sidewalk and call it a day, that certainly won’t work for my Shabbos cooking.

So this light summer Shabbat menu is easy on the oven time, can mostly be served at room temp and is inspired by the produce now in season, in Israel.

POMEGRANATE CEVICHE ON ENDIVE

Pomegranate Ceviche

This is the beginning of pomegranate season, so if you can't find any feel free to leave it out, but if you can get your hands on some pomegranate arils this dish really sparkles.

GRILLED CHICKEN LEGS WITH PEACH SALSA

Grilled Chicken Legs with Peach Salsa

Keep the food cooked outside, no mess, no fuss, easy and just as good hot off the grill as it is out of the fridge the next day. 

SHAWARMA SPICED GRILLED VEGETABLES 

Vegan Shawarma Spiced Grilled Veggies

While you're grilling throw on some Israeli spiced up veg. 

ISRAELI COUSCOUS (Ptitim) WITH ROASTED RED PEPPERS 

israeli couscous salad

This is the only dish you have to cook inside, but it is quick on the stove and can be served cold. 

ISRAELI FRUIT SALAD 

Israeli fruit salad

If you've never had a fresh fig, now is the time, they are at their peak of deliciousness.  If you need something more chocolatey pick up some store bought rugelach for your Israeli Shabbat menu.