Ramadan Recipes

Recipes and Food Ideas for Ramadan

In 2009, Ramadan is estimated to begin August 21 (22nd in North America). Traditionally, foods eaten for the sufoor and iftar are light, nutritious meals containing fresh fruits, vegetables, and halal meats.

With so many Muslims observing Ramadan from a variety of countries and cultures, many types of food will be prepared, not just Middle Eastern foods.

Ramadan is a very spiritual event that forces one to truly evaluate and purify all aspects of their life.

It may appear to be an individual effort, but Ramadan is essentially a holiday that encompasses and embraces family and friends. While children may be too young to fast, there are many ways to include children in the holiday.

Ramadan Recipes Worldwide

Foods that are light and nutritious are ideal during Ramadan. Breads, soups, fresh fruits and vegetables are the perfect way to begin and end the daily fast. Dates are very significant in Ramadan and are often eaten to break the day's fast. Why are dates important in Ramadan?

Breads

Salads

Soups

  • Gazpacho

Pasta/Rice

Fruits and Sweets

  • Konafah with Cheese
  • Quatayef with Nuts
  • Broiled Nectarines with Brown Sugar and Sour Cream
  • Baked Pears with Cranberries and Walnuts