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Food Ideas to Help You Have a Little Touch of Easter in Ramadan

Easter is such a special holiday for Egyptians, where they celebrate the colorful spring and enjoy some of the saltiest food ever. Unfortunately, Feseekh and herring are not ideal meals in Ramadan for various reasons. Don’t worry though. We’re here to help you enjoy Easter and create food ideas to help you have a little touch of Easter in Ramadan, so keep reading.

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Seafood Soup 

Since soup is already an essential part of Ramadan's Iftar, going with seafood soup on Easter Day will be a nice addition...

Here's a recipe by Nora El-Sadat you can try out. 

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Tuna and Beans Salad

Who doesn't love a good tuna salad? The saltiness of tuna can satisfy your Easter cravings...

Food Ideas to Help You Have a Little Touch of Easter in Ramadan 

Recipe & Image Credits: Nigella 

Ingredients:

- 2 cans red beans

- 1/2 red onion

- Around 250 grams of canned tuna

- 2 Tbsp parsley

- 4 Tbsp lemon juice

- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

- Salt 

- Pepper

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Steps:

1. Finely chop the onion. Let it sit in a bowl with the lemon juice and set it aside.

2. Drain the beans from the can juice and rinse it with water. 

3. Drain the tuna then flake the tuna before adding it to a bowl with the beans.

4. To the lemon and onion, add olive oil and salt. Mix really well by whisking.

5. Pour this dressing over the beans and tuna, forking the tuna and adding pepper and more salt if needed. 

6. Chop the parsley and top the salad with it.

Tuna Pasta

This tuna pasta is delicious and isn't too heavy on the stomach; it's great for any day of the week and you have to try it out. 

Food Ideas to Help You Have a Little Touch of Easter in Ramadan

Ingredients:

- Penne or any type of pasta you prefer

- 2 small yogurt packets

- 3 Tbsp mayonnaise 

- 1 Tbsp Thyme 

- 2 tsp mustard or 1 tsp dijon mustard

- 1 1/2 tuna cans

- Salt

- Pepper 

- 1/2 - 3/4 cup milk

- 4 onion springs thinly sliced 

- 2 carrots grated 

- 2 tomatoes

- Mozzarella and cheddar (grated)

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Steps:

1. Cook your pasta.

2. In a big bowl, mix the yogurt, mayo, mustard, 1/4 cup milk, onions, carrots, salt, pepper and thyme. 

3. Also add the tuna with its oil, slightly flaking it with a fork and mixing it in with the mixture above. 

4. Now mix in your cooked pasta with the mixture after it slightly cools down. If you feel like it's looking a little dry keep adding more milk until the consistency is nice and creamy.

5. Add the pasta to your baking dish and top with cubed tomatoes and both cheeses.

6. Put in the oven for around half an hour. 

Grilled Salmon Steak

You can also try serving grilled salmon steaks if tuna isn't your thing. Try out this recipe.

Crunchy Filet Fish

You can never go wrong with crunchy filet and this recipe is a healthy low-calorie one as well. 

Grilled Shrimp with Vegetables 

Food Ideas to Help You Have a Little Touch of Easter in Ramadan

Image Credits: Instagram @sara.haven 

This is another healthy recipe and everyone loves shrimp so don't hesitate to try this out. 

Smoked Salmon Salad

Food Ideas to Help You Have a Little Touch of Easter in Ramadan

Another salad recipe that will satisfy some of your salty Easter cravings. Don't forget to top it with capers!

Refreshing Easter Drinks

Now when it comes to drinks, you're lucky because in Ramadan we also crave refreshing drinks, so these 3 drink recipes will come in handy: Strawberry coconut water smoothie, lavender lemonade, pineapple kiwi smoothie. 

Food Ideas to Help You Have a Little Touch of Easter in Ramadan

Coloring Eggs

Now this is a tradition you don't have to say goodbye to in Ramadan. And the best thing is that there are natural ways to color your eggs by using beets, purple cabbage, spinach, parsley, and turmeric. Here's how...

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Get Creative with Eggs at Suhoor 

Now for Suhoor, make it an Easter-egg celebration with creative delicious egg and omelette recipes. Check out these 10 egg recipes right here. 

Finally, just because Easter is coming in Ramadan doesn't mean you don't get to celebrate it. You may not be able to go on a picnic in the afternoon with your family and enjoy Feseekh and herring; however, you will be able to celebrate it differently while merging it into your Ramadan's table.


Find out how to make the most delicious recipes from our Kitchen section here.






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