When planning an iftar meal there are countless suggestions for sweets and sugary (or fried) items to pick from. But the sugar overload can be a bit much, especially for people who prefer foods that are more savory.
What I’ve found is that most all Ramadan tables have a few key elements; something to drink, some sort of soup or easy to digest food, small nibbles (I always think of appetizers), and one or two larger items, along with some sort of cookies or cakes.
Another tip that I have for making Ramadan easier is making use of food delivery options. I know the last thing I want to think about is grocery shopping so let the food come to you! Check out programs like Misfits Market (you’ll get $10 off your first order) and even halal meat delivery boxes – check out this buyer’s guide that compares the different offers.
What you decide to put out on your Ramadan table is personal preference but if you’re looking for some savory iftar ideas I’ve gathered up a collection of my own recipes as well as a few others I’ve tried online that I think you’ll enjoy.
Falafel make a great addition to the table because of how you can adjust and change them. Pop them in a salad, serve alongside a dip, tuck into some bread with cucumbers and garlic sauce. It's endless really!
Just seeing the pictures of this recipe makes me want to run to my kitchen and make an entire platter to eat myself. If you've got na'an leftover I can't help but think it would be a great way to make use of it as well.
Grape leaves are eaten across the Middle East but each country and region has their own way of making them special. I liked these because they included ingredients like split peas that I've never seen in grape leaves before!
I hope that you find a few recipe choices here that will fill out your savory Ramadan iftar table!