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

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!

photo courtesy of Epicurious

Ottolenghi recipes will wake up your menu plan!

British born chef and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi has been an inspiration to me since the earliest days of this site. His recipes are bight, vibrant, and incredibly innovative. When I feel like I’m in a cooking rut I ALWAYS turn to him. All I have to do is flip through any one of his many cookbooks to find something exciting to make. Here are just a few examples of his amazing creativity.


RED PEPPER AND BAKED EGG GALETTES

egg galettes

STUFFED ZUCCHINI BOATS WITH PINE NUT SALSA

Stuffed Zucchini in a cast iron pan

LOUISE CAKE WITH PLUM AND COCONUT ~ Drizzle and Dip

Louise cake

MUSTARDY CAULIFLOWER CHEESE ~ Arcisfoodblog

Mustardy Cauliflower Cheese

YOTAM OTTOLENGHI’S WINTER SLAWS ~ The Guardian

winter slaws

HUMMUS WITH TURKEY AND ZUCCHINI MEATBALLS 

hummus with meatballs

ZA’ATAR ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST

za'atar roasted chicken

FRIED OLIVES WITH SPICY YOGURT 

fried olives

MEJADRA (basmati rice and lentils)

Mejadra

ROASTED ASPARAGUS WITH CRISPY BREADCRUMBS


COD CAKES IN TOMATO SAUCE

cod cakes

HUMMUS WITH LAMB ~ RecipeTin Eats

hummus with lamb

EGGPLANT WITH YOGURT SAUCE ~ the kitchn

eggplant with yogurt sauce

SOFT GLAZED GINGERBREAD COOKIES

cutting out soft glazed gingerbread cookies

ROASTED CHICKEN WITH CLEMENTINES ~ Alexandra Cooks

chicken with clementines

SAFFRON CHICKEN HERB SALAD

chicken herb salad

OTTOLENGHI’S CREAMY HUMMUS ~ The Kitchen Paper

creamy hummus

YOTAM OTTOLENGHI’S FLOURLESS COCONUT CAKE

flourless coconut cake

CRUSHED LENTILS WITH TAHINI AND CUMIN

crushed lentils appetizer

TURKEY AND ZUCCHINI BURGERS

Turkey & Zucchini Burgers with Green Onion and Cumin 6

PINK GRAPEFRUIT AND WATERCRESS SALAD

tossing a grapefruit salad

CHICKEN WITH CARDAMOM RICE

chicken with cardamom rice

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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    Carolyn
    December 26, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Sue, just tried to open the recipe for “Mustardy Cauliflower Cheese” but the link doesn’t seem to be working. Has this recipe been taken down? OR is there a better link?

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      December 27, 2021 at 7:37 am

      Should work now, Carolyn!

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    Naomi
    December 26, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Small correction… he’s a London based Israeli chef…thus “Jerusalem” that highlights the food that he and his coauthor grew up with in Jerusalem.
    I highly recommend the sofritto from “Jerusalem” and the roasted parsnips and sweet potatoes from “Plenty”. As per his suggestion, you can sub lots of other veggies for parsnips and sweet potatoes and the sauce is delicious! We often serve it with super basic everything else.

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    Kate Mooar
    December 11, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks for the great recipes Sue. What a wonderful food blog you have. I have been trying the link for the Table Twenty Eight food blog but it just goes to ads saying I have won something! Do you know what has happened to that food blog? Thank you Kate (in New Zealand)

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      Sue
      December 12, 2019 at 8:58 am

      I guess that site no longer exists, too bad…I’ve removed the link.

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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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        Kim
        October 19, 2019 at 1:29 am

        Simple is a fabulous book, great recipes.

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          Sue
          October 19, 2019 at 7:59 am

          agreed 🙂

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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.

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 7, 2018 at 6:58 am

      Thanks Jeanine, I sure will, and welcome in 🙂

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