The Best Yotam Ottolenghi Recipes You Don’t Want to Miss!




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London based, Israeli born chef Yotam Ottolenghi is just a genius, plain and simple ~ he never fails to tempt me out of my comfort zone in the kitchen.  Here are some of my favorite Ottolenghi recipes, as recreated by myself and fellow bloggers.  Get ready to spread your wings, there’s some fun inspiration here!


 

LOUISE CAKE WITH PLUM AND COCONUT ~ Drizzle and Dip

Louise cake

 


 

RED PEPPER AND BAKED EGG GALETTES ~ The View From Great Island

egg galettes

 


 

YOTAM OTTOLENGHI’S WINTER SLAWS ~ The Guradian

winter slaws

 


 

HUMMUS WITH TURKEY AND ZUCCHINI MEATBALLS ~ The View From Great Island

hummus with meatballs

 


 

ZA’ATAR ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST ~ The Mediterranean Dish

za'atar roasted chicken

 


 

FRIED OLIVES WITH SPICY YOGURT ~ The View From Great Island

fried olives

 


 

AUBERGINE SALAD WITH GARLIC YOGHURT DRESSING ~ Table Twenty Eight

aubergine salad

 


 

MEJADRA (basmati rice and lentils) ~The View From Great Island

Mejadra

 


 

CHICKPEA CAKES WITH SHAVED ASPARAGUS AND YOGURT ~ Naturally Ella

chickpea cakes

 


 

COD CAKES IN TOMATO SAUCE ~ The View From Great Island

cod cakes

 


 

HUMMUS WITH LAMB ~ RecipeTin Eats

hummus with lamb

 


 

EGGPLANT WITH YOGURT SAUCE ~ Fresh Tart

eggplant with yogurt sauce

 

 


 

BEET, AVOCADO, AND PEA SALAD ~ Saving Room for Dessert

beet salad

 


ROASTED CHICKEN WITH CLEMENTINES ~ Alexandra Cooks

chicken with clementines

 


 

SAFFRON CHICKEN HERB SALAD ~The View From Great Island

chicken herb salad

 


 

OTTOLENGHI’S CREAMY HUMMUS ~ The Kitchen Paper

creamy hummus

 


 

YOTAM OTTOLENGHI’S FLOURLESS COCONUT CAKE ~ The View from Great Island

flourless coconut cake

 


 

OTTOLENGHI’S FIG AND ALMOND CAKE ~ Matters of the Belly

fig and almond cake

 

 

Here are a few of his books, in case you’re interested ~ my personal faves are JERUSALEM and PLENTY MORE, how about you?

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    Amy
    March 13, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Hi Sue,

    I came across your site whilst researching some Ottolenghi recipes. You have inspired me! I work on yachts as a cook and am looking for the best Ottolenghi book – which one would you recommend? Bearing in mind I’m often in Italian and French ports without much access to the more exotic ingredients! Looking for simple, elegant and easy dishes. Any help / advice very welcome. :)

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      Sue
      March 13, 2019 at 7:08 pm

      You might start with his latest book, Simple, Amy ~ it’s written around the theme of easy minimal recipes that might work for you.

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    Grace Moira.
    November 6, 2018 at 4:58 am

    Thanks for this list, it’s great to have everything compressed. Question for you Sue, what are some of your favourite Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes?

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    Manhattan Girl
    September 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

    This is a great post. I have Yotam’s books but haven’t made anything from them yet. I need to get started! This post is encouraging to me start trying some recipes. The ads aren’t so bad, I’ve seen far worse.

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      Sue
      September 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Thank you, thank you! You absolutely need to make a few recipes, once you start you won’t stop. I find some of his instructions a little laborious, so I usually just adjust to my own way of doing things and they always turn out amazing. A special thanks for the comment about the ads, it’s a struggle and I hate to annoy readers.

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    Jeanine Brunner
    March 7, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Hi Sue,
    I love your site and can’t believe you’re an Ottolenghi fan. I find his stuff irresistible and my favorite book is definitely Jerusalem, although here in Germany it has a different cover. Keep the inspiring ideas coming.

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      Sue
      March 7, 2018 at 6:58 am

      Thanks Jeanine, I sure will, and welcome in :)

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    Jen
    February 19, 2018 at 5:51 am

    Ottolenghi’s Cauliflower cake! OMG! Made it the other day and I swear it changed my life :)

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      Sue
      February 19, 2018 at 8:33 am

      I haven’t tried that one yet, it’s on my (very long) list :)

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      Lee
      June 12, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      Just made that this week, my mother loved it, too, and insisted I make sure my sister had the recipe as well!

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    Debs
    February 18, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Absolutely lovely round up! I love Yotam’s food. It’s a good thing I live a 2 hour train ride from London, otherwise I’d be there everyday!

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    Joyce Gibson
    February 18, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Sue,
    I’v been off line for about 1-1/2 months. Now I can’t get to your recipes. There are so many ads on this site that I can’t control them. I’m surprised that I can even type this to you. I’m sad about this, I love your stuff!
    Sincerely,
    Joyce gibson

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      Sue
      February 18, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      Hey Joyce, I appreciate your taking the time to let me know how you feel. I’m not sure most readers think about the fact that we bloggers work such long hours (I’m at the grocery store, in the kitchen, behind my camera, or at my desk 15 hours a day, and I don’t get a salary :) So these ads are really the main source of income for me, and I do try to keep them under control, but it’s not easy. I keep tweaking the settings to see if I can strike a balance. Is there a particular type that annoys you? I might be able to try to work with that. And believe me, I know how you feel, I’ve been there on other sites and felt the same thing!

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    alexandra
    February 18, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Oh Sue! Not only you are a great cook, you also have the charisma to bring up other people’s work and have us enjoy that, too! What a woman!

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      Sue
      February 18, 2018 at 9:44 am

      Thanks Alexandra <3

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    Maggie @ Mama Maggie's Kitchen
    February 18, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Ooooooh my! I want to eat everything on the screen, but I wouldn’t know where to start. Lol. Pinning … because YUM!

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    Jennifer
    February 18, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Gorgeous recipes!! Always love inspiration to try cooking something new!!

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      Sue
      February 18, 2018 at 8:22 am

      When I feel like I’m in a rut, I open up one of his books ~ works every time :)

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    Deanna
    February 18, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Wow!! These photos look incredible! I can’t even pick one that is my favorite because they are all my favorite!

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    Traci
    February 18, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Omgosh Sue…I’m in love with ALL of the possibilities happening here! Cleary, I need to add these to my “make that” list! Pinning these for sure! Thanks for sharing :)

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      Sue
      February 18, 2018 at 7:58 am

      His recipes are so unique, and so different from each other, too, it’s truly a joy to explore his work.

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        LYGIA WATERS
        February 26, 2018 at 8:34 am

        He is one of my faves for that reason too! His food is fresh, unique and beautiful to look at! Glad to stumble upon your blog!

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          Sue
          February 26, 2018 at 8:40 am

          Welcome in Lygia, glad to meet a fellow Ottolenghi fan :)

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    Kim @ Three Olives Branch
    February 18, 2018 at 7:38 am

    What a great collection of recipes, they all look amazing! I am especially loving the turkey and zucchini meatballs, they look delicious!

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      Sue
      February 18, 2018 at 8:00 am

      I can attest, those are awesome :)

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    February 18, 2018 at 6:21 am

    I would not hesitate to make, bake and/or cook each and every recipe listed here, knowing it would be a big hit! Thanks for sharing all this lovely inspiration – Ottolenghi set the bar sky high!

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      Sue
      February 18, 2018 at 8:01 am

      Thanks Tricia!