- Side Dishes
- Quick Kosher Cooking
- Nutritious Kosher Cooking
- Kosher Cooking for Kids
- Kosher Cooking Worldwide
- Super Sandwiches
Traditional Jewish appetizers include Baba Ghanouj, Burekas, Blintzes, Chopped Liver, Gefilte Fish, Herring, and Whitefish Salad. However, any appetizer can be made kosher by using kosher ingredients and preparing according to Jewish Dietary Laws.
- Sweet Potato, Spinach & Caramelized Onion Tart with Balsamic Reduction (Pareve)
- Blue Corn Nachos with Black Beans and Corn (Dairy)
- Chicken and Scallion Wontons with Soy Dipping Sauce (Meat)
Breads & Baked Goods
Beginning when Abraham had Sarah bake for the visiting angels as a sign of hospitality, bread has had rich symbolic meaning in Judaism. Sacred texts and commentaries govern bread baking and eating rituals. Today in Judaism, bread at the Jewish Sabbath or holiday table is a symbolic substitute for grain offerings sacrificed at the altar of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Enjoy these kosher recipes for challah, rye, pumpernickel, bagels, pita and more.
- Strawberry Sour Cream Muffins (Dairy)
- Challah Bread Pudding with Chocolate and Cherries (Pareve)
- Zaatar Challah Croutons
- How to Use Up Leftover Challah
Kosher soup is not limited to borscht and chicken soup. In fact, any soup made of kosher ingredients and cooked according to Jewish Dietary Laws is a kosher soup.
- The Best Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup
- Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup (Meat)
- Vegetarian French Onion Soup (Dairy)
- Moroccan Lentil & Tomato Soup with Pasta (Harira)
- Tortellini Soup with Spinach
Find a variety of kosher recipes for colorful, healthy salads. Salads are an important part of kosher dining as they can be easily incorporated into meat or dairy menus.
- Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Arugula (Dairy, Passover)
- Rainbow Slaw (Parve)
- Dijon Potato Salad (Pareve)
- Grilled Steak Salad
- Barley & Roasted Vegetable Salad (Pareve)
- Israeli Couscous with Cherries and Pine Nuts (Pareve)
Milk or any food containing a milk derivative - even in the smallest amount - is considered "dairy" (chalavi in Hebrew, milchig in Yiddish) by Jewish Dietary Laws. A dairy product can be certified as kosher if the milk and cheeses 1) come from a kosher animal, 2) contain no non-kosher substances, and 3) contain no meat substances.
- Challah Strata with Mushrooms, Peppers, and Asparagus
- Butternut Squash and Leek Lasagna (Dairy or Pareve)
- Spinach, Feta, & Mushroom Pie
- White Pizza with Kale (Dairy)
- More Dairy Main Dishes
Foods that are not meat or dairy are considered "pareve" (parve in Hebrew) by Jewish Dietary Laws. As a pareve food, fish can be served with both dairy and meat meals. Consequently, fish, a high-protein and low-fat food, plays a prominent role in kosher cuisine.
- Soba Salad with Salmon and Avocado (Pareve)
- Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine with Couscous (Pareve)
- Baked Salmon with Potatoes and Green Olives
- More Pareve Main Dishes
Any food made with meat or fowl is considered "meat" (basari in Hebrew, fleishig in Yiddish) by Jewish Dietary Laws. Kosher certified meat 1) comes from an animal that chews its cud and has split hooves, 2) is slaughtered according to Jewish dietary laws by a trained kosher slaughterer, and 3) has been salted before cooking.
- Grilled Hawaiian Ribeye Steaks (Meat)
- Honeyed White Wine Chicken with Lemon & Olives (Meat)
- Lime Honey Chicken (Meat)
- Poultry Entrées
Biblical text implies that vegetarianism is ideal. If, however, one cannot control a craving for meat, then meat can be eaten. The meat should be kosher as a reminder that the animal being eaten is a creature of God.
This collection of kosher recipes for side dishes can be used to enrich any meal. It includes vegetables, pastas and rice, and of course a variety of scrumptious kugels.
Food is an integral part of Jewish culture, and desserts are an integral part of Jewish cuisine. Jewish desserts are a synthesis of recipes from the many places that Jews have lived throughout the centuries, all influenced by Jewish dietary laws.
Quick Kosher Cooking
If your busy schedule leaves you little time for cooking, you don't have to settle for pasta again. With the right collection of recipes at their disposal, busy cooks can prepare and serve creative, eye-pleasing and scrumptious home-cooked kosher meals.
Nutritious Kosher Cooking
Kosher food is one way to lead a more conscientious life, and nutritious food is one way to a healthier body. For the good of your body and soul, enjoy these healthy kosher recipes.
Kosher Cooking for Kids
These are kosher recipes by and for children. Find recipes with few ingredients and easy instructions that enable kids to cook by themselves. And find recipes for dishes especially loved by children.
- Kosher Recipe Index for Kids
- Kids Cook Kosher Main Courses
- Kids Make Kosher Salads
- Kids Bake Kosher Desserts
Kosher Cooking Worldwide
Any food can be kosher if it is prepared with kosher ingredients and in a kosher way. In an effort to ease your search for different kinds of kosher food, these kosher recipes have been organized into ethnic groups, including Mexican, Italian, Indonesian, Asian and more. Jewish cuisine is broken up into Ashkenazic and Sephardic.
- Jewish Ashkenazic Cuisine
- Jewish Sephardic Cuisine
- Kosher Asian Food
- Kosher French Food
- Kosher Greek Food
- Kosher Hungarian Food
- Kosher Indian Food
- Kosher Indonesian Food
- Kosher Israeli Food
- Kosher Italian Food
- Kosher Japanese Food
- Kosher Mexican Food
- Kosher Southern U.S. Recipes
Sometimes, nothing satisfies like a great sandwich. From riffs on iconic Jewish sammies like bagels and lox, to creative cheese toasts, these portable meals make for happy eating.
- Bagel with Lox, Boursin & Avocado (Dairy)
- Toasted Cheddar, Peach, and Basil Sandwiches (Dairy)
- Ellen’s Falafel with Pickled Vegetables & Minted Lemon Yogurt (Dairy or Pareve)
- Balsamic Mushroom Matzo Panini with Mango Jam (Pareve, Passover)