Israelis know how to cook for warmer weather. Case in point: Pashtida. Pashtida is an Israeli crustless quiche that often includes cheese, corn, zucchini, broccoli or mushrooms, making it an ideal vessel for all those summer veggies. Pashtida is endlessly adaptable based on what is in season, or what is sitting around wilting in your fridge. It can be served warm or room temperature, and it is easily prepared ahead of time.
In Israel, pashtida is commonly enjoyed for Shavuot, when dairy dishes are traditional, or the nine days (during the three weeks leading up to Tisha B’Av), when some Jews abstain from eating meat. But it’s also a perfect dish for easy weeknight dinners or brunch. Here are three delicious, seasonal ways to enjoy it: