Shavuot is one of my favorite Jewish holidays. Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day the Torah (10 commandments) was given to the entire nation of Israel assembled at Mount Sinai. Now, that’s all nice and dandy but what I really like about the holiday is the food – obviously. You see, this holiday is being celebrated by serving dairy foods, fruits and vegetables and these are my favorite. Imagine the variety of things one can make and bake from dairy products. Also, it’s so much easier than chicken and meat.
So the first thing I made preparing for Shavuot was Broccoli Feta Bites. To be completely honest, I didn’t just make it because of the holiday, as always with my cooking, it was a combination of the upcoming holiday and what I had in the fridge, and this time I had a bag of fresh broccoli and no real craving for yet another quiche, so I came up with something that looks beautiful, made easy and tastes fantastic. The kids loved it (hey, it’s small food, what’s not to like) and we all enjoyed a nice light dinner with these bites and a big side salad – so good!
- 650 grams Fresh (or frozen) Broccoli Florets
- 2 Garlic Cloves – Diced
- 2 Eggs
- 7 tbsp Bread Crumbs
- 100 grams Cheese – Grated (I used Cheddar)
- 100 grams Feta Cheese – Crumbed
- 2 tbsp Fresh Dill- - Chopped
- 1 tbsp Dried Basil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- ½ cup Bread Crumbs for Coating
- Preheat oven to 375F (180C)
- Prepare large baking pan covered with parchment paper
- Place the ½ cup bread crumbs for coating in a small bowl and set aside for later.
- Cook the broccoli florets in a covered pot with boiling water. Cook for about 15 minutes.
- Drain the broccoli florets from water, place in a food processor and chop until diced.
- In a large bowl place the garlic, cheese, feta, dill, basil, bread crumbs and eggs and add in the diced broccoli. Mix all together until evenly combined.
- Scoop with teaspoon and roll into ping pong size balls.
- Roll in the bread crumbs you set aside for coating (1/2 cup) until fully coated and place on baking sheet.
- Once you’re done with all the balls, place in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown on the outside.
- Serve drizzled with tahini or with sour cream on top.
Shavuot is one of my favorite Jewish holidays. Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day the Torah (10 commandments) was given to the entire nation of Israel assembled at Mount Sinai. Now, that’s all nice and dandy but what I really like about the holiday is the food – obviously. You see, this holiday is […]Read More