11/07/2014 07:40 am ET Updated Nov 07, 2014

Israeli Food Recipes You Can't Live Without

Soon to be yours too.

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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