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Israeli-Inspired Matzah Brei Recipe

A new take on the beloved Passover dish.

This post is sponsored by Jewish National Fund.

Matzah brei (also known as fried matzo) is a staple for many families on Passover. It’s a hearty, quick, and easy breakfast. And you can enjoy it for lunch, dinner, or just snack time, too.

This matzah brei recipe is inspired by the fresh flavors of Israel. While many people finish their matzah brei with maple syrup and sugar, this fried matzah gets a healthy dose of creamy, tart labneh, a bright, chopped Israeli salad, a sprinkle of sumac, and lots of fresh herbs for a unique take on the classic dish.


  • 2 sheets of matzah
  • warm water (approximately 3 cups)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup labneh or Greek-style yogurt
  • Chopped Israeli salad
  • Fresh parsley and mint
  • Sumac


1. Break matzah into large pieces and soak in warm water. Drain well.
2. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan.
3. Beat eggs well in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Mix the eggs with the matzah.
4. Add matzah-egg mixture to pan and fry until crisp.
5. Top matzah brei with labneh, chopped salad, fresh herbs and sumac.

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