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Best Iftar Recipes

Here is a collection of simple, easy and nutritious Iftar recipes that are made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. It's important to have simple and healthy meals for Iftar after a long day of fasting. Here is a recipe for a simple Persian appetizer platter with cheese and watermelon. Check out all the other recipes above.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Persian
Servings: 4
Calories: 322kcal


  • 3 pieces lavash bread
  • 8 oz feta cheese
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 2 Persian cucumbers sliced
  • 2 cups watermelon cubed
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 6 green onions
  • ½ cup fresh dill
  • 4 radishes sliced
  • 2 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup grapes


  • Cut the bread into pieces and arrange it on a platter.
  • Place the feta, walnuts, cucumbers and watermelon om the platter as well.
  • Arrange the herbs, tomatoes and grapes on the platter.
  • Serve immediately or within one hour.


  • You can use lavash, barbari, Turkish pide bread or any other bread you like.
  • It's always best to buy feta that's in brine because it's softer and more delicious. 
  • You can use green or red grapes for this platter. 


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 672mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 3154IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 360mg | Iron: 3mg