Recipes from Today’s Show: Israeli Cooking

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TODAY on MHTV: I love learning new recipes and family traditions that center around food; today I have my friend Tal and her mom, who is from Israel, over to show me how to make a few Middle Eastern dishes. Hummus, is a simple chickpea dip blended with sesame paste, lemon juice and garlic—I like to serve it alongside falafel, a recipe that’s an easy and delicious vegetarian dish. The chickpeas are formed into patties, fried and stuffed into a pita with all the fixings, including tahini sauce. Tal’s mom shows me how to make her personal recipe for a simple Israeli salad—cucumbers, mint, and parsley are drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil. More from the show.

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Israeli Salad

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  • marilyn belling May 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Where’s the recipe with the noodles, lamb (I think it was), white cream sauce?? Shown on Tues. May 3rd

  • Lisa Siefring May 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I have also been looking for the recipe with the lamb and the cream sauce. I have most of the ingredients written down but I think I missed a few. Does anyone remember what she added to the white sauce with the grated mozzarello cheese?

  • Rachel Graziose May 3, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    NO! Put Lucinda back on at 11 AND 11:30!

  • Alan May 4, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Great recipes today. Mad Hungry is the best!!!

  • Jess May 4, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Where are May 4, 2011 recipes??

  • Jess May 4, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Also, haven’t seen Lucinda responding to all her loyal viewers each day on the Blog. Please respond to us. Thanks!!
    What great recipes are coming up on future episodes??

  • Denise May 6, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I was wanting to try and make falafel and will not be able to make eat this all in one sitting. I was wondering what is the best way to freeze them. Would if be before frying them or after? Does freezing them make them taste differently?

  • Melissa May 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Help! I’ve been CRAVING these after seeing your episode, but my falafel batter would not stay together! The patties were mushy and would not flip – what could be wrong!

  • Bill May 12, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    I’m with you Melissa. I just made all three, and was so excited about the falafel. The batter smelled fantastic. But just like yours, it came out too soupy and just fell apart when it hit the pan. Seeing your comment at least makes me realize it wasn’t just me. Not sure what could be the problem. I’ll take some solace in the fact that the Israeli salad and the hummus came out great!

  • Ewa May 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    My batter fell apart when hitting the pan as well but stayed together after both sides were done frying.
    I was surprised how little flavor this falafel recipe had. After tasking my first batch, I have doubled the amount of spices in the remaining batter and fried the rest. Unfortunately, this procedure did not help much.
    Anyone else expected bolder flavors?

  • Wanda Blanton May 3, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Recipe from show airing May 3rd 2012, I would love to have this sent to my email, Thanks

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