“We also love street food dishes such as falafel and manaeeswh with zaatar (flatbread with Middle Eastern seasoning). We cook these at home, but there is something so authentic about getting them from a street food vendor.”
If you’ve tried Palestinian cuisine and would like to break the fast with other Middle Eastern delights you could try:
- Mujadarra – a Lebanese dish with lentils, rice and onions
- Tabbouleh – a Lebanese salad with tomatoes and fresh herbs
- Qatayef – an Arabic pancake filled with sweet cheese and nuts
For more vegetarian Ramadan inspiration with a Middle Eastern twist, check out Cauldron’s Middle Eastern recipes or check our Jodie’s special recipe for Hindbeh.
The key to making it through Ramadan is to eat meals which keep you fuller for longer and that’s true for vegetarians and meat eaters. Stock up on good fats like oils and nuts, go for whole grains like brown rice and quinoa and have plenty of protein like tofu, for a happy Ramadan.
Also check out Joudie’s blog, which documents her supper club adventures and shares her opinions on the turbulent political landscape in the Middle East, and how that has had an impact on the food in the region.