Israeli Breakfast and the Shuk

Breakfast was far more than I expected during my first trip to Israel.

Israeli breakfast picnic Stock photo
Ruthie Spiero

Ruthie Spiero

Ruthie teaches Spanish, and enjoys reading, writing and doing agility exercises with her border collie.

Israeli Salad

Classic famous Israeli salad made of freshly cut vegetables iStock photo

Adapted from Anat Levi Spiero.


1. Finely dice tomatoes, cucumbers and onion and place in a medium size bowl. Add chopped parsley/ mint.

2. Just before serving, add oil, lemon, salt and pepper. Toss to mix well.


Hummus Stock photo

Adapted from Anat Levi Spiero


1. Place chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic in a food processor. Add 120 ml (½ cup) cold water and blend until smooth. Adjust seasonings as needed.

2. Before serving, spread few tablespoons hummus on a plate and drizzle with some olive oil. If desired, sprinkle with paprika and chopped parsley . Serve with pita bread.