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10 Iftar ideas to Delight Your Green Palate

10 Iftar ideas to Delight Your Green Palate

By admin 26-March-2018

Vegetarians fear not! We have narrowed down 10 recipes that will satisfy your nutrition requirement and at the same time take your taste buds to heaven.


1. Celeriac Lazagne

If you’re not a strict vegan and enjoy the richness of dairy, then you’re going to love this yummy celery root lasagna, to which you can liberally add any variety of vegetables, such as spinach and mushroom. This here is a dish you’re guaranteed to revisit again and again!

Get the full recipe for Celeriac Lazagne here.


2. Adas Rishta

This authentic Lebanese dish is a vegan’s dream of a delicious, protein-rich meal. It’s a savoury combination of pasta, lentil, parsley and a bevy of other nutritious vegetables.

Get the full recipe for Adas Rishta here


3. Muhammar with Apricots

A traditional Emirati dish, Muhammar is a hearty blend of dried dates syrup, dried apricots, cardamom, rose water, and a whole lot of love! This dish is as mouthwatering as it gets, and all you need to do to make sure it’s vegetarian is to use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock during preparation.

Get the full recipe for Muhammar with Apricots here


4. Green Tea Noodles with Vegetables

Green tea isn’t just for drinking! Try this unusual-but-satisfying recipe for a lingering Ramadan Iftar experience, where you’re guaranteed to enjoy the uniqueness of this vegetarian dish, consisting of noodles, broccoli, peppers, carrots and green peas. Once again, make sure you are using vegetable stock, to keep this dish vegetarian.

Get the Green Tea Noodles with Vegetables recipe here.


5. Stir Fried Okra and Onions

This is a traditional dish that’s fairly fast and easy to prepare, and makes for a delightful side or main dish your family and guests can enjoy at Iftar. This dish brings together a blend of heavenly flavors: coriander, garlic, cumin, green chili peppers and okra, all of which are complicit in this appetizing dish that’ll effortlessly make it to your culinary Hall of Fame.

Check out the full recipe for Stir Fried Okra with Onions here.


6. Roasted Vegetables with Béchamel

Have you tried roasted vegetables with béchamel sauce before? This is something you absolutely must try; it’s fast and easy, will yield more than you’ve invested in it, will appeal to a wide-range of tastes, and it’s vegetarian! Did we mention that’s it’s absolutely beautiful to look at? Rich creamy goodness at its best!

Get the Roasted Vegetables with Béchamel recipe here!


7. Red Beans with Tomato

Here’s an indisputably healthy, simple and delicious dish. You can serve it with rice or a green salad, and will make for a nutritious addition to your table that your children can enjoy (and will actually eat!).

Get the Red Beans with Tomato recipe here.


8. Al Rashoof

An authentic, distinctly Arabian dish enlisting ingredients you’re sure to find in every kitchen across the Arab world: lentil, onions, mint and milk. It’s won’t take you a long time to prepare it or to fall in love with its oriental appeal. As ever – replace the chicken stock on the ingredients list with vegetable stock.

Get the full recipe for Al Rashoof here!


9. Spaghetti with Black Olives and Creamy Tomato Sauce

This quick-and-easy dish is quite the superstar! It’s got one of the few ingredients adults and children share a love for – and for good reason- spaghetti! Gently cooked with zaatar, bay leaves, coriander, garlic, tomato, leek and parsley, this spaghetti dish is a treat to both your senses and your soul, and it’s healthy. How many dishes do you know that have all that going? Prepare this dish with water or vegetable stock rather than chicken stock to keep it vegetarian.

Get the Spaghetti with Black Olives and Creamy Tomato Sauce recipe here!


10. Spinach Tortellini with Ricotta Cheese

Another fantastic treat for vegetarians, we absolutely adore! This dish contains eggs and dairy and may take you some time to prepare. The result, though, is not only worthwhile, but exceeds all expectations. This dish will give you bragging rights at the Iftar table, if you can bring yourself to share it. (we tend to want to keep it all to ourselves, yum!)

Get the Spinach Tortellini with Ricotta Cheese recipe here!

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