Shabbat Dinner Kosher Foods and Recipes

Shabbat is the holiest day of the week for the Jewish people. As a way for us to bring in this holy day, we have the privilege of preparing our family and friends some of the most delicious foods, and yes, they are kosher. Here are five great foods and recipes that you can make in observation of this holy day, for your friends and family.

1. Challah

challah bread image

The most common food sitting at the Shabbat dinner table is challah. Most people see the challah as just apiece of bread that compliments all the other foods that they consume, but it actually has historical significance dating back to biblical times.

2. Matbucha


One of the most famous and delicious side salad you will ever encounter at the Shabbat dinner table has to be Matbucha. Preparation of this food can vary; from mild to extremely spicy. However you decide to make it, it never disappoints. For the ingredient list and instructions on how to prepare your own Matbucha.

3. Matzah balls

Matza balls

The most commonly used soup at the Shabbat dinner table has to be matzah ball soup.First you need to prepare the chicken soup, then, add the matzah balls to enhance the flavor of the soup. This food is not just a delicious soup but also the perfect cold remedy. 

4. Moroccan fish

Morocan fishJust like the matbucha, the Moroccan fish can be prepared with different variations in the spicy meter. Whichever way you decide to make it, though, this dish is sure to have your guests’ mouths watering. Even those who don’t like “fishy” foods will be asking for seconds.

5. Israeli Schnitzel

Israeli SchnitzelIf you are a child in Israel, this is one of your favorite foods. Having said that, it is a great addition to the Shabbat dinner table. Probably one of the easiest dishes to prepare, and it never disappoints. This food has Jewish and Israeli tradition written all over it! Do your guests a favor and make some Israeli schnitzel, they will thank you later.