This Pair of Israeli Staple Foods Can Be Eaten for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner!

An Israeli salad is an absolute staple all over the country for good reason. It’s super fresh, crisp, and is a beloved meal for any time of day. Once you learn how to make an Israeli salad, you won’t ever want to go back to salads with lettuce again.

But what makes an Israeli salad even more special is the addition of tahini, which is not only flavorful, but gives it a protein source, which makes it a complete meal! Make this dynamic duo, and you’ll be craving it all the time.


To make the salad, dice up tomatoes and cucumbers super finely. Throw them into a bowl and then roughly chop a bunch of parsley or mint if you prefer. You can also add in red onions or peppers if you like, but keeping it simple is just as good.


To make the tahini dressing, it couldn’t be easier. Scoop out a few tablespoons of raw tahini into a bowl and add in half a clove of minced garlic, some lemon juice and a small splash of water, and stir. You want the consistency to be able to be drizzled on, but not too thin that it’s runny. Season with salt, pepper, and a bit of cumin and the dressing it ready!