I remember the first year MarocBaba and I were together during Ramadan. I truthfully had no idea what to expect or what he planned to eat for iftar. I had been to some gatherings at our mosque and had seen such a wide variety of foods from around the world.
What I’ve learned over the years is that most every Ramadan table is a variation of the same things. There are some differences of course depending on family and part of the country but overall you will certainly see a pattern.
If you want to throw a traditional Moroccan iftar and are looking for Ramadan food ideas here’s how to do it!
(Hint: there’s a lot of bread involved)
Here’s an example of what our Moroccan Ramadan table looks like on some evenings.
In addition to these recipes you’ll also want to include;
- lots of water
- mint tea is usually also served
- fresh fruit juices, especially when Ramadan is in warmer months.
- dates, dates, dates.
- boiled eggs served with cumin and salt
- olive oil, jams, chocolate spread, cheese and any other items that might go well with bread or msemmen.
If you have dietary restrictions you may want to also read my posts on vegetarian Moroccan iftar dishes, vegan iftar dishes, gluten free iftar dishes or this post that has 45 different types of soups that you can use to break your fast!
In Morocco the iftar table remains largely the same night after night but I encourage you to make your own traditions too. Add or remove items. I try each year to introduce my in-laws to other food options from around the world. Sometimes this works, and sometimes it doesn’t!