We've made it to the fourth stop on our 2020 Around the Globe with Dole journey – the Mediterranean. Here we explore favorites from Israel – a region known for plant-forward fare, as well as the coastal region of Dalmatia, where seafood ranks supreme. Check back soon for our next destination, coming in December 2020.



Olives, chickpeas, wheat and yogurt are just a few of the ingredients that are native to Israel and in turn are a key component of many traditional Israeli dishes including the beloved falafel (deep-fried chickpea balls). Another key factor influencing Israeli cuisine are the Jewish dietary restrictions, calling for the separation of milk and meat and avoidance of foods such as pork and shellfish.


Falafel Flight

A light and crispy falafel fried to a perfect golden brown. Served with three flavorful dipping sauces.

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Mint Infused Mango Lemonade (Mango Limonana)

A refreshing fruit beverage infused with mango and mint.

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Crispy Eggplant Pita Sandwich (Sabich)

A savory, vegetarian pita sandwich filled with crispy eggplant and a fresh cherry tomato salad, drizzled with a mango tahini sauce.

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Croatian cuisine cannot be summed up into just one description as each region of the country has a very distinct food culture. The coastal region of Dalmatia is dominated by a heavy use of seafood and vegetables along with a mix of Mediterranean spices. Don't forget about their delectable desserts filled with a variety of fruits and decadent honey.


Croatian Cherry Puff Pastry (Sweet Burek)

A delicate puff pastry filled with red tart cherries and a creamy ricotta custard, finished with a drizzle of honey and toasted walnuts

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Strawberry Hazelnut Caramel Custard

A decadent strawberry custard topped with a hazelnut crumble and cardamom strawberry sauce.

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Chopped Octopus Salad

bright and colorful salad featuring mandarin oranges, roasted red peppers and octopus. Served with crispy aleppo chive potato chips.

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