Suhoor Ramadan recipes
Suhoor is a great time to enjoy breakfast recipes and ones that will keep you feeling energized and full throughout the day.
Because this meal happens so early, I recommend preparing your meal the night before so it’s ready to enjoy when you wake up without prep work. Overnight oats are the best solution for that! You can enjoy them cold or warmed with endless topping possibilities
And you can’t go wrong with Zaatar manakeesh.It’s a Mediterranean flatbread that’s made with dough and zaatar spice.
It’s an easy recipe to make from scratch using very few ingredients and we often serve it with Arabic cheese, labneh and fresh vegetables. Be sure to wash and chop the vegetables the night before.
Two other great options for suhoor that you can prep in advance include ful medames (cooked fava beans and cumin, topped with a garlicky, lemon olive oil sauce) and Oatmeal brekfast bars ,which you can customize with any add-ins you like including nuts, raisins, etc.
Main dishes for Ramadan
If you’re looking for some protein-rich meals, try Chicken Kafta or Beef Kafta – both made with ground chicken or beef along with parsley, onions and spices. They both pair really well with my authentic Labanese rice ,
If you’re looking for some handheld options that you can make with pita bread and veggies, be sure to try my popular Falafel or Shawarma ,or Shish Tawook recipes. You can pair them with either my Garlic sauce or Tahini Sauce.
For a hearty meal the whole family will enjoy, try one of my traditional Arabic stews including Peas and Carrots stew,tomato beef stew or Spinasch stew .They’re all nutritious with robust flavors of cilantro, garlic and veggies and you can make them all vegetarian easily.
For a great vegan entree, try this Mujadara recipe. It’s a traditional Middle Eastern recipe that’s made with three ingredients: lentils, rice and onions. It’s inexpensive to make, delicious and nutritious.
Favorite Ramadan desserts
Going all day without eating makes you craves sweets so be sure to leave a little room for dessert. Try the sfouf recipe – a Middle Eastern semolina turmeric cake, made with simple ingredients, no eggs and no butter. It’s vegan-friendly, light and simply delightful! It’s also very delightful to have with coffee after you’ve had dinner.
Another popular Middle Eastern dessert recipe during the month of Ramadan is Kanafa – layered shredded dough and mozzarella cheese soaked with syrup.
Other great treats to enjoy after breaking your fast include Almond Milk Rice Pudding– an easy Middle-Eastern dessert recipe that is dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free along with buttery Date Cokies that are sweet, nutty, chewy and completely irresistible with a cup of coffee!
And when you need an energy-boost for suhoor or at iftar, try Whipped Coffee or Golden Milk Turmeric Latte!
There are strong health benefits associated with fasting for Ramadan if done right. Hope this post gave you some insight into how to honor this month, stay energized, and cook some healthy Ramadan recipes this year.
Ramadan Mubarek and hope you enjoy these Ramadan recipes