As Ramadan approaches, people are preparing themselves, decorating their homes to welcome the holy month. In order to spread the Ramadan spirit and to impress my family and guests, I’m preparing a list of the Best 30 Ramadan Main Dishesand top Ramadan appetizers and sides. With this list of top Ramadan sides and appetizers, you will have plenty of inspiration for your Iftar menu to keep your loved ones satisfied.
A delicious staple on a Ramadan Iftar table is golden pastries made with love. These pastries will be your table’s main attraction! Give them a try or you will miss a lot of heavenly bites.
From golden crispy Msakhan Rolls to fluffy Sfeeha Yafawiyeh, these Palestinian pastries are unbeatable that one piece won’t be enough! They are two of the most popular appetizers among Palestinians.
Fill your house with the aroma of Spinach Fatayer, a very famous super fluffy pastry in the Middle East. Crispy Cheese Borek will be your new go-to appetizer for Ramadan. Crispy and creamy, it bursts with cheesy flavors.
A perfect Palestinian Musakhan roll is all about letting fresh, simple ingredients shine. Olive oil, tangy sumac, a hint of spice, caramelized onions, perfectly roasted chicken, and wrapped tortilla bread combine all together to create this golden roll.
Spinach Fatayer is so easy and bursts with flavors. They are perfect as a savory appetizer, an on-the-go snack, and a crowd-pleaser for your special occasions and Ramadan iftar! Enjoy the fluffy texture of the pie and the tasty filling.
The Crispy Cheese Borek is an authentic Turkish appetizer with stuffing phyllo dough and a mix of cheese. Since it's a quick and easy-to-make appetizer, it will go perfectly with any occasion, and it's a great match for Ramadan.
Are you looking for a creamy garlic sauce recipe to pair with your protein dishes? This garlic sauce recipe is perfectly light and fluffy, and the perfect pair to chicken, BBQ, and kebabs recipes. Try it now!
If you are looking for royal Middle Eastern appetizers to indulge yourself, your family, and your guests, then you should go for Lebanese Fried Kibbeh and Stuffed Grape Leaves.
A must-try mezze platter is a crunchy fried kibbeh ball, a dreamy, mouthwatering appetizer. And you can never go wrong with grape leaves. It is full of flavor and will bring back cherished memories with every bite!
Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe
Stuffed Grape Leaves burst with tangy, savory flavors that appeal to your taste buds. Stuff each leaf with a delicious rice and veggie mixture. Cook, serve, and enjoy!
Fried Lebanese Kibbeh is a delicious appetizer or side dish that looks good to the eye and appeals to your taste buds. A crunchy outer shell with a tender flavorful inner filling of aromatic meat will make you crave more!
A perfect fit for any of your main dishes will be a bed of fluffy warm rice. Packed with bright Mediterranean flavors and spices, you will get a complete, satisfying meal after a long fasting day.
A perfect match for stews is vermicelli rice due to its simple preparation, heavenly taste, and fluffy texture.
Flavorful and fabulous, spiced yellow rice and vegetable rice pilaf are the perfect combination with any meat. Beef, chicken, turkey, seafood, and even stews recipes will be waiting to be paired with these fluffy sides.
Middle Eastern Vermicelli Rice (Ruz Bil Shi’iriya)
The combination of jasmine rice and vermicelli is bound to prove that it is the perfect companion for any main dish. So get your pot ready because you are about to make the best Middle Eastern Vermicelli Rice!
The easiest way to stick to a diet during the month of Ramadan is to include more veggies as they are loaded with fiber. These recipes are also a great option for vegan and vegetarian people.
An explosion of flavors for vegan and vegetarian people will be these loaded eggplants and tahini cauliflower recipes. Makdous is an integral part of the Mediterranean table. Enjoy it also during the holy month.
Vegan Cauliflower Tahini Bake
This cauliflower Tahini Bake recipe is the best vegetarian side dish to any meal. It will be your new go-to side dish for Ramadan! So what are you waiting for, vegetarian and vegan people? Give this recipe a try!