This week’s lesson is all about one thing we all love: Food!
There’s one dish you’ll find at almost every Israeli meal – Israeli Salad (sometimes called “Arabic Salad”). This is a basic salad made of tomatoes and cucumbers, thinly sliced and freshly seasoned. We may put it in pita bread, eat it with an omelet or simply as a meal by itself, perhaps with a piece of bread and some cottage cheese.
Hungry? Well, today you’ll learn how to prepare an Israeli salad, as well as the names of the ingredients in Hebrew! Don’t forget to cut it katan katan – קָטָן קָטָן (in small pieces) and invite your family and friends to come eat with you!
Part of Speech: Noun, masculine
Literal Meaning: salad
Part of Speech: Noun, masculine, plural
Literal Meaning: vegetables
Part of Speech: adjective, masculine
Literal Meaning: chopped, thinly sliced
Israeli Salad Recipe
Tomato (f) Agvanya עַגְבָנִיָּה
Cucumber(m) melafefon מְלָפְפוֹן
Onion (m) batsal בָּצָל
Parsley (f) petrozilya פֶּטְרוֹזִילְיָה
Olive Oil (m) shemen zayit שֶׁמֶן זַיִת
Lemon (m) limon לִימוֹן
Salt & pepper (m&m) melah vepilpel מֶלַח וּפִלְפֵּל
1. Slice and dice 2 tomatoes, 1 cucumber and 1 small onion.
2. Combine the veggies in a salad bowl.
3. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, some salt and pepper and 2 tbsp of chopped parsley.
4. Mix, serve and enjoy!
You may add any other kind of vegetables, fresh leaves (like mint, oregano, or basil), garlic, or olives.