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Baked By Israeli Salad Recipe

May 5, 2022 | by Micah Siva

The Baked by Melissa viral salad made Jewish!

Serves: 4-6

Instead of cabbage, I’ve based this version on an Israeli Salad with a tahini dressing, loaded with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, pickles, parsley, mint, za’atar and a lemon-tahini dressing that is packed with flavor. Scoop it up with pita or add it to your falafel wrap for an insanely delicious (and veggie packed) salad!


  • 2 English cucumber, finely diced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 large pickles, finely chopped
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • Juice of 2 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoons za’atar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Pita chips, to serve


  1. Combine all vegetables in a large bowl.
  2. In a medium bowl, add garlic, tahini, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, zest, za’atar and water. Mix to combine.
  3. Drizzle dressing over the vegetables, eat with pita chips!

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