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Are You The Hostess on The First Day of Ramadan? Here Are 11 Great Menus!

Author Mariam Youssef
Time 2/21/24, 3:00 PM
Are You The Hostess on The First Day of Ramadan? Here Are 11 Great Menus!

Being the hostess on the first day of Ramadan is both thrilling and exhausting, especially when your in-laws are the guests. You have a huge responsibility to make sure that everything in your house is immaculate in addition to perfecting a delicious Iftar menu that will blow your guests’ minds. The problem is that when you decide on an oriental menu for Iftar, chances are your mother-in-law is already a genius (or so she thinks) in making such a menu. Moreover, when you decide to be innovative and create a menu inspired by international cuisine, she can very likely disapprove of the whole thing.


That’s why we decided to share unique Iftar menus with a twist that will truly fascinate your guests and make them delighted throughout the entire course. That said, let’s get into 11 amazing Iftar menus for the first day of Ramadan.



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Menu 1


Soup: Lesan Asfour soup


Appetizer: stuffed grape leaves + meat rolls


Salad: Green salad


Main course: Orange duck + meat kebab casserole


Drinks: Hibiscus + Sobia


Dessert: Umm Ali



Menu 2


Soup: Chicken mushroom soup


Appetizer: French fries + chicken sambosak


Salad: Greek salad


Main course: Shish Tawook + vegetable basmati rice + oven barbecued ribs


Drinks: Milk with dates + Tamer Hindi


Dessert: Cheese Kunafa





Menu 3


Soup: Onion soup


Appetizer: Hawawshi + mashed potatoes


Salad: Creamy vegan pasta salad


Main course: 2-3 grilled chicken + beef okra stew + white rice


Drinks: Lemon mint + orange juice


Dessert: Qatayef with mixed nuts, custard, and cream



Menu 4


Soup: Mint zucchini soup


Appetizer: Stuffed zucchini boats + mint cheese qatayef


Salad: Pizza Hut potato salad + Tahini salad


Main course: Grilled Kofta + honey garlic chicken thighs


Drinks: Kharoub + Doum


Dessert: Nescafe cake


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Menu 5


Soup: Seafood soup


Appetizer: Kunafa shrimp + butter garlic crab sticks


Salad: Tuna salad


Main course: Lemon butter fish filet + Bolty fish casserole + saiadeya rice


Drinks: Hibiscus + fizzy drinks


Dessert: Milk pudding + rice pudding




Menu 6


Soup: Curried pumpkin coconut soap


Appetizer: Cheese and vegetable Goulash


Salad: Avocado corn salad


Main course: Pane chicken + chicken Negresco + Dawoud pasha kofta


Drinks: Mango juice + Coconut lemonade 


Dessert: Peanut cinnamon Kunafa



Menu 7


Soup: Carrot soup


Appetizer: Hash browns + cheesy bacon stuffed peppers


Salad: Caesar salad


Main course: Beef vegetable casserole + Potato chicken drum roll casserole + white rice


Drinks: Liquorice + Orange carrot juice


Dessert: Whipped cream fruit salad



Menu 8


Soup: Vegetable soup


Appetizer: Pizza rolls + spinach puff pastry


Salad: Mediterranean chickpea salad


Main course: Beef shawarma fattah + oven chicken kofta


Drinks: Fruit cocktail


Dessert: Qamar Al-Din pudding


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Menu 9


Soup: Chicken Enchilada soup


Appetizer: Beef quesadillas + Esquites (toasted corn)


Salad: Mexican chopped salad


Main course: Mexican honey lime grilled chicken, beef fajitas


Drinks: Mint lemonade + Sobia


Dessert: Chocolate cake



Menu 10


Soup: Chicken noodle soup


Appetizer: Potato pancake + oven baked chicken wings


Salad: Korean steamed eggplant


Main course: Roasted chicken + grilled beef ribs


Drinks: Flavored ice tea


Dessert: Crème caramel



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Menu 11


Soup: Tomato soup


Appetizer: Garlic bread + cheese sambosak


Salad: Coleslaw salad


Main course: Creamy mushroom piccata + butter chicken + white rice


Drinks: Qamar Al-Din + Dried fruit compote


Dessert: Zainab fingers + balah al-sham


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Mariam Youssef

Mariam Youssef

Growing up, I've always wanted to become so many things: a fashion designer, painter, singer, actress, and anything that revolves around art. It wasn't until I watched "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" t...

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