18 Sweet and Savory Tasty Date Recipes for Ramadan

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world fast from sun up until sundown. When the time comes to break the fast, it is custom to reach for a couple of incredibly healthy dates. Dates are packed with several essential nutrients, a boost of energy, and fiber. After a day of fasting, dates are the perfect way to replenish and refuel the body.

Pregnant or nursing mothers and children are not required to fast. However, they can still enjoy the benefits and wonderful taste of dates.

  • 18 Sweet and Savory Dates Recipes

    18 Sweet and Savory Dates Recipes

    Click through for 18 delicious date recipes ranging from sweet to savory.

  • Strawberry, Orange, and Date Salad

    Strawberry, Orange, and Date Salad

    Dates make a wonderful and healthy addition to this summery salad.

    Photo and recipe courtesy of Natural Delights Medjool Dates.

  • Orange Date Granola

    Orange Date Granola

    The combo of orange and dates sound delicious in this simple homemade granola recipe.

    Photo and recipe courtesy of Anja’s Food 4 Thought.

  • Spinach Fettuccine and Date Pesto

    Spinach Fettuccine and Date Pesto

    Sweet and savory come together for a fun spin on a favorite classic.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Natural Delights

  • Magic Date Balls

    Magic Date Balls

    These date balls are a cinch to pull together and make a great snack or dessert!

    Recipe and image courtesy of Wiley Valentine.

  • Samoa Date Cookies

    Samoa Date Cookies

    Even though I’m a Girl Scout (assistant) troop leader, these healthier Samoa inspired cookies just might have me turn my back to the real thing.

    Recipe and image courtesy of cooking ala mel.

  • Date, Apricot, and Wild Rice Casserole

    Date, Apricot, and Wild Rice Casserole

    I’ve personally had raisins in my rice, but never dates. Can’t wait to try this recipe! I love the sweet notes that dried fruit add to rice dishes.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Natural Delights.

  • Date and Onion Flat Bread

    Date and Onion Flat Bread

    The use of pre-made pizza crusts make this recipe simple to pull together. The toppings are sophisticated and perfect for guests.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Natural Delights.

  • Date Shake

    Date Shake

    Everyone loves a good milkshake. The addition of dates makes this creamy shake healthy and sweet.

    Recipe and image courtesy of My Halal Kitchen.

  • Brussel Sprout and Date Salad

    Brussel Sprout and Date Salad

    This salad is about as healthy as salads gets. Vegan, gluten free, and raw! An amazing assortment of ingredients come together to make this one great salad worth trying.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Feasting at Home.

  • Date Ice Cream

    Date Ice Cream

    Beat the heat this summer with this ice cream recipe. Never imagined date ice cream so this would be exciting to try.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Delicious Shots.

  • Date Cupcakes

    Date Cupcakes

    Date cake gets a super adorable and delicious face lift with these yummy cupcakes.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Your Cup of Cake.

  • Oatmeal Date Cookies

    Oatmeal Date Cookies

    A twist on an old favorite. Dates are swapped for raisins to create a tasty alternative.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Cookistry.

  • Date and Nut Pasta

    Date and Nut Pasta

    Swap your go-to pasta dish with this recipe to give your weeknight dinners a boost.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Natural Delights.

  • Date Cinnamon Rolls

    Date Cinnamon Rolls

    I’ve had date pinwheels before, but these, these are a force to be reckoned with. These cinnamon rolls top my list of recipes to try.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Macheesmo.

  • Orange, Date, and Almond Biscotti

    Orange, Date, and Almond Biscotti

    I used to be intimidated by biscotti. It’s actually pretty simple to make and tastes amazing homemade. I can practically smell the citrus and almond in this recipe baking. Another recipe added to my list.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Scientifically Sweet.

  • Date, Walnut, and Gorgonzola Grilled Cheese

    Date, Walnut, and Gorgonzola Grilled Cheese

    Add some flare to your lunch with a boost of flavor and interest by adding dates to your grilled sandwich.

    Recipe and image courtesy of baked in.

  • Chocolate Covered Coconut Stuffed Dates

    Chocolate Covered Coconut Stuffed Dates

    Dates, coconut, chocolate, and a hint of sea salt? Oh yeah, I’m all in.

    Recipe and image courtesy of Gourmande in the Kitchen.

  • Date and Nut Stuffed Chicken

    Date and Nut Stuffed Chicken

    Try something new with this chopped date and pistachio stuffed chicken.

    Photo and recipe courtesy of Natural Delights.

What is your favorite way to eat dates?

 

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