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!
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
STUFFED ZUCCHINI BOATS WITH PINE NUT SALSA
LOUISE CAKE WITH PLUM AND COCONUT ~ Drizzle and Dip
MUSTARDY CAULIFLOWER CHEESE ~ Arcisfoodblog
YOTAM OTTOLENGHI’S WINTER SLAWS ~ The Guardian
HUMMUS WITH TURKEY AND ZUCCHINI MEATBALLS
ZA’ATAR ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST
FRIED OLIVES WITH SPICY YOGURT
MEJADRA (basmati rice and lentils)
ROASTED ASPARAGUS WITH CRISPY BREADCRUMBS
COD CAKES IN TOMATO SAUCE
HUMMUS WITH LAMB ~ RecipeTin Eats
EGGPLANT WITH YOGURT SAUCE ~ the kitchn
SOFT GLAZED GINGERBREAD COOKIES
ROASTED CHICKEN WITH CLEMENTINES ~ Alexandra Cooks
SAFFRON CHICKEN HERB SALAD
OTTOLENGHI’S CREAMY HUMMUS ~ The Kitchen Paper
YOTAM OTTOLENGHI’S FLOURLESS COCONUT CAKE
CRUSHED LENTILS WITH TAHINI AND CUMIN
TURKEY AND ZUCCHINI BURGERS
PINK GRAPEFRUIT AND WATERCRESS SALAD
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?
Questions and Reviews
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?
Should work now, Carolyn!
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.
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)
I guess that site no longer exists, too bad…I’ve removed the link.
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. 🙂
You might start with his latest book, Simple, Amy ~ it’s written around the theme of easy minimal recipes that might work for you.
Simple is a fabulous book, great recipes.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Thanks Jeanine, I sure will, and welcome in 🙂