Best Vegan Sahoor & Ifkar Recipes For Ramadan

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar is observed by Muslims around the globe as a time of prayer, reflection, fasting, and devotion to God. 

Ramadan will begin on April 23 this year and last until May 23, 2019. It can be hard for vegans and other vegetarians to avoid the animal-protein-heavy Ramadan dishes.

However, there are many 100% plant-based Ramadan meals that anyone will enjoy, whether they’re omnivores or just looking for a nutritious, healthy meal. Here are our favorite vegan recipes for suhoor and iftar, as well as dessert. Ramadan Mubarak!

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Best Vegan Sahoor & Ifkar Recipes For Ramadan, Ramadan, Beliefs, Pillar of Islam, Holy Month

Energising Vegan Suhoor

Vernight Oats

It is easy to prepare overnight oats the night before, and they are perfect for early morning suhoor or sehri. You only need oats and the plant-based milk you prefer, along with your favorite toppings (fruit, nuts, compote, etc.) and place it in the refrigerator overnight. It will be more filling if you add some healthy fats and protein-rich ingredients like chia seeds or nut butters. Try this easy recipe from Nora’s Cooks.

Breakfast Bars

Breakfast bars are another great idea for suhoor. These can be prepared the day before. The recipes are easy to make, but healthy and delicious. They usually include oats and nuts, dried fruits, and maple syrup as a natural sweetener. Try this simple breakfast oat bars recipe from Nutritiously.

Smoothie with Banana & Date

Banana-date smoothies can be made in no time if you don’t like to prepare meals ahead of time. This recipe by Hurry the Food Up uses dates, bananas and your favorite plant-based milk. It also includes cinnamon and flax seeds.

Chickpea Omelette

Want something more elaborate to eat? You can make a vegan omelette using chickpeas, your favorite veggies diced and even some cheese made from plant-based products. For some inspiration, try The Hidden Veggies.

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Iftar Mains
Falafel & Vegan Yogurt Dip

Warm Middle Eastern falafels, crispy on the outside but fluffy on the interior, are a great main dish or side dish. This recipe is from Simple Vegan blog and uses just a few ingredients. It can be fried or baked depending on your preference.


Mujadara, a traditional dish from India, is made of only three ingredients: lentils (lentils), rice and onions. This dish is inexpensive, delicious and easy to make. It’s perfect for an appetizer. It’s also packed with plant-based proteins! Check out Feel Good Foodie‘s super simple recipe.

Lebanese Fattoush salad

Fattoush salad consists of homemade pita chips and salad leaves along with chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh mint, parsley, and sumac. This salad is refreshing and healthy, perfect for sharing. Alpha Foodie’s recipe is a meat-free, dairy-free salad dressing made with pomegranate molasses.

Stuffed Grape Leaves

There are many vegan alternatives to the traditional stuffed grape leaves. One of them is Eating well‘s meatless version, which uses bulgur, chickpeas and parsley in a tasty lemon-garlic-sauce. They are great with pita, olives and hummus.

Vegan Makloubeh

Makloubeh is a popular dish that contains meat, rice and fried vegetables. There are also vegan versions, like One Arab Vegan‘s recipe which is packed with vibrant vegetables and super healthy.

Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Stew

This vegan stew is loaded with chickpeas, cauliflowers, carrots and tomatoes with a Mediterranean blend of spices. It’s perfect for Iftar. This recipe from The Mediterranean Dish goes well with couscous or brown rice. It also pairs nicely with pita, toasted bread, and even some crusty couscous.

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Best Vegan Sahoor & Ifkar Recipes For Ramadan, Ramadan, Beliefs, Pillar of Islam, Holy Month
Almond Rice Pudding

Almond milk rice pudding, which is creamy and sweetened with almonds, is the perfect healthy dessert for your meal. You can serve it hot or cold, and customize the recipe to suit your tastes. You can get some inspiration from Connoisseurus Vegan’s recipe for dairy-free rice pud. It is easily adapted with different toppings.

Date Cookies

Try Running on Real Food’s vegan date-tahini cookie, which is made with only three ingredients: oats dates and tahini. There’s nothing else. Blend, bake until golden brown and enjoy!

Vegan Sfouf

Sfouf, a traditional Lebanese cake made with semolina, almonds and turmeric gives it its beautiful golden yellow color. This cake is vegan, light, fluffy and goes well with coffee. This recipe is from The Green Planet.

Golden Turmeric Latte

Although technically not a dessert, the golden turmeric latte is a great substitute. It’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, and it boosts your mood. This recipe is from Mindful Avocado.

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