50+ Ramadan Recipes For Iftar

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If you are looking for Ramadan Recipes for Iftar 2024, you have come to the right place. Here, I gathered over 50 of the best Ramadan Iftar recipes!

Breaking fast at sundown is often done with dates and milk, followed by a fuller Iftar meal after the evening prayers.

Ramadan Recipes for Iftar

Ramadan Recipes

In this collection of Iftar recipes, you’ll mostly find traditional Arabic meals, soups, appetizers, salads and more! From Tabouli and Fattoush, to lentil soups, stews, kafta and shawarma; there will definitely be an option for everyone!

If you enjoy Arabic meals, you’ll love these Ramadan recipes whether you’re fasting or not.

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is a holy month of fasting between sunrise and sunset, praying and abstaining from things considered to be impure for the mind and body for Muslims.

50+ Ramadan Recipes for Iftar:


Adas bi hamod lentil soup

Lebanese Lemon Lentil Soup

Incredibly delicious Lebanese Lemon Lentil Soup, also known as Adas b Hamod. It’s vegan, easy to prepare, loaded with swiss chard, carrots and potatoes; this healthy and hearty Lebanese soup is the perfect Ramadan dish! It is one of those soups that tastes even better the next day or the day after that!

Healthy and comforting soup

Lebanese Lamb Soup

This Lebanese Lamb Soup is a nourishing soup recipe that makes one delicious meal! It’s perfectly hearty and filling thanks to the tender chunks of protein-rich lamb and vermicelli noodles, rice and fresh parsley. Plus it’s a versatile recipe so feel free to add veggies if you’d like.

Lebanese Vermicelli soup

Lebanese Chicken Noodle Soup

Lebanese Chicken Noodle Soup loaded with Mediterranean flavors and a delicious broth made from scratch! One pot… One soup! The end result is the BEST Lebanese Chicken Vermicelli Soup you’ll ever have! One of my favorite Ramadan recipes!

Lebanese soup

Red Lentil Soup

This easy Lebanese Red Lentil Soup recipe, also known as yellow lentil soup or Shorbet Adas is a must try if you’re looking for a flavorful soup, that’s vegan and protein rich. It’s healthy, hearty and makes for a perfect Ramadan dinner. Ready is less than 30 minutes!

hearty soup with vegetables and rice.

Lebanese Chicken Soup

Yum, Lebanese Chicken Soup with Vegetables… is everything you need on your Iftar table. This chicken soup recipe has a delicious flavorful broth and is loaded with chicken that just falls off the bone! Packed with healthy and wholesome ingredients!

Lebanese beans soup

Makhlouta-15 Bean Soup

This 15 Bean Soup is a hearty Lebanese dish known as Makhlouta. This vegan healthy soup is made with beans and a handful of basic ingredients.

hearty soup with greens for cold weather.

Lentil Spinach Soup

This Lebanese Lentil Spinach Soup is an easy one-pot vegan soup that is full of flavor. It’s light, nutritious and satisfying with lots of fiber. I make this soup with lentils, spinach, potatoes, carrots and fresh lemon whenever I’m in need of some healthy comfort food. What’s not to love?

Lebanese style lentil soup

Lentil Soup with Pasta

Hearty and healthy, this Lebanese Lentil Soup with Pasta is loaded with flavor. It is a nourishing, meatless, easy-to-make and delicious soup!


hummus with beef

Hummus with Beef

This Hummus with Beef recipe is a simple, authentic and popular Lebanese dip. Hummus with beef is a perfect appetizer to any Iftar table.

eggplant dip- Lebanese recipes

Baba Ganoush

Lebanese Baba Ganoush is a simple authentic Lebanese eggplant dip. Baba Ganoush is vegan, gluten-free, very healthy and pairs well with many Arabic dishes.

Lebanese Kibbeh Balls

Lebanese Kibbeh Balls

Lebanese Kibbeh Ballsis made with a combination of very lean ground beef, fine bulgur wheat, pureed onions, a mix of Middle Eastern spices and basil. Kibbeh is then formed into a ball and stuffed with a mixture of spiced beef and toasted pine nuts; sealed and then fried or baked.

Lebanese Stuffed Swiss Chard Rolls

These vegetarian parsley, tomato, mint, onion, olive oil, rice and fresh lemon juice Lebanese Stuffed Swiss Chard Rolls make for a delicious and healthy side dish, snack or appetizer. 

Baked Pita Chips with Zaatar

Baked Pita Chips with Zaatar

So simple and healthy, it’s easy to make your own homemade Pita chips with zaatar that are delicious and crispy! And once you do, there’s no going back to the bag!

arayes kafta

Arayes Kafta

Arayes Kafta is a popular Middle Eastern kafta stuffed pita sandwiches- that makes for a quick, delicious and flavorful Ramadan appetizer.

zucchini fritters

Lebanese Zucchini Fritters

Lebanese Zucchini Fritters make a wonderful side for Ramadan! These crispy zucchini fritter patties are formed and pan-fried then served hot alongside a cool dollop of sour cream or yogurt.

Lebanese Spinach pies, also known as fatayer bi sabanekh with the best fatayer dough recipe!

Lebanese Spinach Pies

These Lebanese Spinach Pies, also known as Spinach Fatayer or Fatayer bi Sabanekh in Arabic; are one of my favorite Lebanese side dishes. 

Lebanese meat pies

Lebanese Meat Pies

Lahm bi Ajeen is a very popular Lebanese meat pies with lots of flavor. It is basically a flatbread topped with a rich, warm spiced ground beef, tomato and onion mixture.

Lebanese fatteh recipe- fatteh eggplant- Lebanese eggplant fatteh

Eggplant Fatteh

This Eggplant Fatteh is a vegetarian Lebanese classic dish. It is made with layers of baked or fried eggplant, cooked chickpeas, a delicious garlic yogurt sauce, then topped with crunchy toasted pita bread and roasted pine nuts. Packed with Middle Eastern flavors, commonly served for suhoor but is also perfect for a Iftar!


cauliflower stew

Cauliflower Tahini Stew

 This rich, thick and savory Cauliflower Tahini Stew, with hearty beef chunks, roasted cauliflower and the most flavorful tahini sauce, is easy to make and absolutely delicious.  Serve it over rice for a complete, satisfying Ramadan meal that will warm you up from the inside out.

Lebanese Makloubeh


Makloubeh is a popular dish in Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine. Makloubeh translates to “upside down” in Arabic because it combines layers of stewed beef, roasted eggplants, tomatoes and rice, cooked to perfection and then flipped directly from the pot onto a serving plate and topped with toasted nuts.

Lebanese spinach stew

Lebanese Spinach Stew

Lebanese Spinach Stew– Tender spinach, ground beef, onion, garlic and lemon give this easy Beef and spinach dish tons of flavor! This simple spinach stew is also known as Sabanekh w Riz in Arabic– which translates to spinach and rice.

Lebanese lima beans stew

Beef Stew with Lima Beans

Beef Stew with Lima Beans is healthy, hearty and satisfying. This Lebanese Lima bean stew is a great one pot meal that is full of flavor. It is made with simple ingredients and requires minimal prep which make it perfect for Ramadan.


Lebanese Zucchini Stew- Mnazaleh

Lebanese Zucchini Stew, also known as Mnazaleh in Arabic is a Middle Eastern- Lebanese inspired dish. Lebanese Zucchini Stew is healthy and full of flavor. Enjoy a warm bowl of this comforting stew on its own or with some toasted bread.

Lebanese Potato Stew

Lebanese Potato Stew

This Lebanese Potato stew, also known as Yakhnet Batata is a rich and hearty mix of tender chicken thighs, potatoes, and a light but flavorful garlic-infused tomato sauce.

kafta Lebanese recipe

Lebanese Kafta Stew

It’s stew time and what better way to start off your Iftar meal then with this hearty Lebanese Kafta Stew. Perfect Kafta balls stewed in a rich tomato sauce filled with potatoes and served over Lebanese rice.

Lebanese Green Bean Stew is one of the many traditional Lebanese stews that you are going to LOVE! Perfectly spiced beef chunks with tender green beans, onions and garlic, all braised in a hearty tomato sauce. It's comfort food heaven!

Green Bean Stew

Lebanese Green Bean Stew is one of the many traditional Lebanese stews that you are going to LOVE! Perfectly spiced beef chunks with tender green beans, onions and garlic, all braised in a hearty tomato sauce. It’s comfort food heaven!


Peas and Carrots Stew

This Lebanese Peas and Carrots Stew,  is a hearty stew that’s super easy to prepare. Made with beef, carrots, peas and garlic, all simmered in a rich tomato sauce. 

Chicken Ramadan Recipes:

chicken shawarma

Lebanese Chicken Shawarma

Lebanese Chicken Shawarma is an easy and flavorful meal. A classic Middle Eastern recipe, tender chicken is marinated, seared and cooked to perfection, then served with pita bread, veggie toppings, and a garlic mayo sauce. You can’t beat this healthy Iftar recipe.

Chicken with bulgur, bulgur vermicelli

Chicken Bulgur Pilaf

This Chicken Bulgur Pilaf shines with Mediterranean flavors. Perfectly golden, tender, and juicy skinless, boneless chicken thighs are pan seared and served over a fluffy bulgur pilaf. This Ramadan dinner is guaranteed to impress even the pickiest eaters!

riz a djej

Lebanese Chicken and Rice

This traditional Lebanese Chicken is one of my favorite Ramadan recipes. Flavorful, seasoned rice mixed with golden pine nuts and topped with tender shredded chicken and toasted almonds! 



Super easy, and one of the perfect Iftar menu ideas, this Lebanese Moghrabieh Chicken Stew with chickpeas has a delicious blend of flavors and textures. It’s a healthy dinner that’s brimming with irresistible Middle Eastern spices!

chicken tawook

Chicken Tawook

Chicken Tawook, makes a great Ramadan meal, that is simple and delicious. Tender chicken chunks are marinated in a perfectly spiced and tangy sauce, then cooked to perfection!

Chicken Kafta Kebab

Chicken Kafta

You’ll love these tasty and moist Chicken Kafta Kabobs. They use a few simple ingredients you probably already have at home, and they’ll sure be the hit of your next Ramadan Iftar gathering!

whole chicken in air fryer with crispy skin

Air Fryer Whole Chicken

You’ll LOVE this Air Fryer Whole Chicken recipe! The skin crisps up so beautifully, you’ll think it just came out of a deep fryer. Meanwhile, the meat stays wonderfully tender and juicy. This juicy roast chicken definitely beats any rotisserie chicken!

Non breading air fryer chicken breast recipe

Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Air Fryer Chicken Breast with Greek yogurt marinade and no breading needed is perfect year-round. Seasoned on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. All you’ll need is a quick Greek Yogurt marinade and a few pantry staple seasonings! Ready in 20 minutes, this air fryer fried chicken breast recipe is also oil free, low carb and keto friendly.

air fryer chicken tenders

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders! Made with strips of chicken tenders, and spice seasoned panko breadcrumbs. No deep frying, yet still absolutely delicious! Your kids will approve this Ramadan meal 🙂

Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Meatballs

These Baked Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Meatballs always come out amazingly tender, deliciously flavorful, and always sure to impress! They are the perfect Ramadan appetizer or dinner.

breaded chicken in air fryer

Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets

Crispy, golden, delicious Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets is my favorite way to make breaded chicken without all the oil! Air fryer breaded chicken will become your new favorite way to prepare chicken. It requires minimal prep and less than 20 minutes to cook.

freekeh with chicken topped with roasted almonds.

Chicken Freekeh

This Lebanese Chicken Freekeh is the perfect recipe for a healthy lunch or dinner. Pan seared tender chicken thighs on a bed of fluffy Freekeh topped with golden toasted almonds. This hearty Freekeh recipe is ready in just 30 minutes. One of the best Ramadan Recipes!

djej w batat- Lebanese chicken bake with potatoes

Lebanese Baked Chicken and Potato

If you are looking for a simple one pan baked meal, you will love this Lebanese baked Chicken and Potatoes dish. Chicken legs are baked in a pan of lemon garlic goodness! The smell that fills the house when it’s in the oven is simply wonderful!


Lebanese Beef Shawarma

Lebanese Beef Shawarma

Lebanese Beef Shawarma- This is my take on the revolving shawarma spit griller. Tender beef strips are marinated in Middle Eastern spices, onions, apple cider vinegar and olive oil, then seared on stove top to perfection and served in pita wrap with veggies and tahini sauce — It’s always a favorite! 

baked kibbeh

Baked Kibbeh

Kibbeh bil Sanieh -baked kibbeh is the sort of food that brings a smile to everyone’s face! Made with a layer of cooked spiced ground beef and nuts, spread between two layers of fine uncooked kibbeh mixture, then baked to perfection. Kibbeh bil Sanieh is pure Lebanese comfort food.

riz w hummus

Lebanese Beef Pilaf with Chickpeas

This Lebanese Beef Pilaf with Chickpeas dish is made with flavored ground beef, onions, medium grain rice and cooked chickpeas. It’s a quick, easy-to-make one pot meal the whole family will love!

air fryer steak bites with garlic butter

Air Fryer Steak Tips

If you’re a meat lover, you will love these Air Fryer Steak Tips with Garlic Butter! Say hello to your new favorite beef steak tips recipe. Made with few ingredients, in under 15 minutes! It’s so easy to make and the end results are simple yet so incredibly delicious. 

kafta kabob- kafta kabab- kofta

Kafta Kabob

Kafta is an easy and quick dinner that can be baked in the oven, cooked in a skillet on the stove top or threaded on skewers, as in this Kafta Kabob recipe. This recipe will also include tips for baking kafta in the oven and on the stove top. 

kafta bil sanieh

Baked Kafta

Kafta bil Sanieh a Lebanese casserole made with Lebanese meat patties, potatoes, onions and tomato slices that are layered and baked in a thick tomato sauce.

shish kebab

Lebanese Steak Shish Kabob

This Steak Shish Kabob recipe is flavorful and easy to customize. The Lebanese beef kabob marinade helps make them tender, juicy and delectable. 


Lebanese stuffed artichokes

Stuffed Artichokes Buttons

Lebanese Beef Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms is exactly as it sounds, artichoke bottoms stuffed with a perfectly spiced beef and pine nuts mixture and braised in a delicious rich tomato sauce. This dish is seriously so good and make a great addition to your Iftar table.

kousa mahchi recipe is a perfect Lebanese comfort food.

Lebanese Stuffed Zucchini

Lebanese Stuffed Zucchini is a one of my favorite Lebanese comfort foods. In this dish, zucchini is cored and stuffed with a perfect spiced ground beef and rice mixture, then simmered with a rich tomato sauce which gives it tons of flavor. 

Looking for a low-carb meal that is delicious, warm, and filling? These Stuffed Eggplant Boats are perfect as a main dish served with any variety of sides, or they could stand alone as a perfect family lunch or dinner! Load your fresh eggplants up with a perfectly spiced ground beef mixture, top it with a tangy yogurt sauce and watch your friends and family devour them.

Stuffed Eggplant Boats

Looking for a low-carb meal that is delicious, warm, and filling? These Stuffed Eggplant Boats are perfect as a main dish served with any variety of sides, or they could stand alone as a perfect family lunch or dinner! Load your fresh eggplants up with a perfectly spiced ground beef mixture, top it with a tangy yogurt sauce and watch your friends and family devour them.

sheikh el mahshi

Sheikh el Mahshi- Stuffed Eggplant

Sheikh el Mahshi– Succulent Stuffed Eggplant Lebanese inspired, infused and filled with spiced ground beef and onion mixture, topped with toasted pine nuts. These mini stuffed eggplants are then baked in a rich tomato sauce until meltingly tender.

Lebanese Stuffed cabbage rolls

Lebanese Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Lebanese Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, also known as Mahshi Malfouf is a dish made with blanched cabbage leaves, stuffed with seasoned ground beef, tomatoes and rice; Simmered in a rich tangy tomato sauce and topped with garlic cloves.

Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms with ground beef and topped with cheese.

Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

Golden brown and savory Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms filled with a mixture of ground beef and topped with cheese, then cooked to perfection. An easy air fryer recipe with delicious flavor!


Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

Lebanese Fattoush Salad combines all of my favorite fresh vegetables in one delicious bowl. The toasted pita bread adds some crunchy contrast and the generous dash of sumac spice gives Fattoush its distinctly awesome flavor.

Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad

Lebanese Tabbouleh

If you’re looking for a light and refreshing salad to use up summer’s bounty of tomatoes and fresh herbs, this Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad is for you! 

One of my favorite Lebanese Vegan recipes

Roasted Eggplant Salad with Tahini Dressing

Simple and bright Mediterranean Roasted Eggplant Salad, prepared with perfectly roasted eggplant, fresh veggies, crunchy walnuts and a zippy lemon tahini dressing. It’s low carb, easy-to-prepare and makes a healthy Ramadan Iftar meal option.

red lentil tabouli salad a prefect Lebanese side dishes idea

Red Lentil Tabouli

This healthy and tasty Red Lentil Tabouli Salad is full of Middle Eastern flavor! Filling Red lentils are paired with fresh parsley, mint, onion, tomato, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses and olive oil – This riff on Traditional Tabouli is a perfect nutrient-packed recipe that makes a great midweek main course lunch or side dish! Vegan and Gluten-Free. 

Beet and Apple Salad

Beet and Apple Salad is irresistibly refreshing, crunchy and vibrant. Spring mix, green apples and roasted beets, all drizzled with a tangy garlic lemon Vinaigrette.

steak salad

Steak Salad

Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is an incredibly flavorful steak salad, loaded with tender & juicy steak, your favorite greens, veggies and croutons, then drizzled with a super easy and quick balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Malfouf salad- salata

Lebanese Cabbage Salad

A delicious, crunchy Lebanese Cabbage Salad, also known as Malfouf Salad in Arabic. Think of it as the Lebanese Coleslaw– minus the mayo dressing.

Sweet Potato and Beet Salad

Sweet Potato and Beet Salad

This colorful Sweet Potato and Beet Salad makes the perfect starter to any Holiday menu. This gorgeous Holiday Salad is full of flavor and texture, with fresh mixed greens, pomegranate seeds, beets, crispy cooked sweet potatoes, fluffy quinoa, and a tangy lemon turmeric vinaigrette.

Lebanese cucumber and tomato salad

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Ready for some summer salad love? This Lebanese Cucumber and Tomato Salad is crunchy, tangy and cool – the best way to ring in the warm weather!

Lebanese Cucumber Salad

Lebanese Cucumber Yogurt Salad

This refreshing Lebanese Cucumber Yogurt Salad is light, creamy, and incredibly easy to make. The perfect salad for Ramadan Dinner.



Loubieh Bi Zeit

Loubieh Bi zeit– is a hearty, savory Lebanese vegan green Bean stew made with Italian green beans, onion, garlic, & tomatoes, all braised in a flavorful tomato sauce. Loubieh is the simplest, most delicious green bean stew and the best way to eat green beans. Enjoy it with a slice of pita bread to soak up all the juices!

sauteed kale and chickpeas

Sautéed Kale and Chickpeas

This easy Sautéed kale and Chickpeas recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make with only 5 healthy ingredients, and tastes great on its own or as a side dish!

brown lentil recipe

Lebanese Mujadara

Lebanese Mujadara is a lentil and rice, satisfying and simple dinner recipe! This one-pot healthy meal is vegan, low fat and full of flavor. With only a handful of ingredients, this simple Lebanese dish is ready in about 40 minutes and requires very little work.

red lentil mujadara

Red Lentil Mujadara

This easy Lebanese Red Lentil Mujadara recipe is my go-to meal when I want something that’s healthy, quick and delicious. It’s completely vegan, loaded with red lentils, onions and some rice. Oh and comes together in under 30 minutes!

And since no Iftar is complete without a delicious dessert, check out my 20+ Ramadan Desserts Ideas post!

Happy Ramadan and Eid Mubarak!


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50 ramadan recipes for iftar
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Ramadan Recipes for Iftar

50+ Ramadan Recipes

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

If you are looking for Ramadan Recipes for Iftar 2024, you have come to the right place. Here, I gathered over 50 of the best Ramadan Iftar recipes!


Check each recipe for full ingredient list required. Depending on the recipe that you choose to make, you may need some of the following ingredients:

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Lentils
  • Rice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Spices


    Make ahead and store. You can make or prepare most of these Ramadan recipes ahead of time. You can store them them in the refrigerator for up to 4, and in the freezer for up to 3 months. Check each recipe for exact storing tips.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g

Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

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