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Israeli Food Recipes You Can't Live Without

Soon to be yours too.
11/07/2014 07:40am ET | Updated November 7, 2014

Israeli food has been on the up and up the past couple of years, and that can largely be attributed to the beloved UK chef Yotam Ottolenghi. With the success of his restaurants and the immense popularity of the cookbook he penned with Sami Tami "Jerusalem," it's easy to understand why the world is getting excited about this food right now. It also happens to be downright delicious.

From colorful salads to creamy spreads to rosewater-spiked sweets, it's no wonder that Israeli cuisine is getting the spotlight. The opening of Israeli-influenced restaurants stateside is a further testament to the rising popularity of this food. It should be noted that Israeli cuisine is a melting pot of various Middle Eastern dishes, which is why the food is so great.

In honor of this great Middle Eastern cuisine, we put together our favorite recipes that hail from the other side of the globe to share with you all. Enjoy!

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Israeli Salad
Feasting at Home
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2
Homemade Labneh
Rikva/Food52
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3
Sabich
James Ransom/Food52
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4
Shakshuka
Danielle Oron/Food52
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5
Basic Hummus
James Ransom/Food52
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6
Baba Ganoush
Jodi Moreno/Food52
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7
Rainbow Sabich Salad
What Jew Wanna Eat
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8
Spiced Labneh
Kitchen Butterfly
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9
Burekas Stuffed With Celery, Fennel And Potato
Vivian Henoch/Food52
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10
Kale Khachapuri
What Jew Wanna Eat
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11
Lablabi (Middle Eastern Spicy Chickpea Stew)
James Ransom/Food52
12
Falafel And Hummus Mezze Platter
Candiss K/Food52
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13
Lamb Shawarma
James Ransom/Food52
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14
Semolina Cake Soaked In Lemon Rosewater Syrup
Rinku Bhattacharya/Food52
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