Ramadan Foods: Lebanese Potato Salad

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Healthy Foods for Ramadan: Lebanese Potato Salad For Iftaar.

Ramadan is a spiritual event for Muslims that turns them towards purifying their soul and body. Fasting seems an individual act but if we understand the soul of fasting then we’ll realize that it effects the whole community. Ramadan is the time when everybody embrace their family and friends. Fasting is to stop ourselves from eating food for a certain time and to feed our soul the goodness of virtue. Eating healthy is important in Sahar and Iftaar because the choice of right food will enhance our health and unhealthy food can ruin our effort of fasting for the whole day.

Ramadan is coming in summer now so light food is best in Sahar and Iftaar. After a long day people should be careful about what they are eating to fulfill their nutritional needs. Muslim do a lot of Ehtamaam specially for Iftaar. Fresh fruits, juices and halal meat is served for Iftaar. With so many Muslims observing Ramadan from a number of countries and different cultures, many types of food are prepared.

Lebanese Potato Salad For Iftaar:

recipes for Ramadan foods for iftaar

Great Lebanese Potato Salad dish dressed with a tangy lemon vinaigrette and fresh mint

Ingredients:

  • Medium size Potatoes   : 3
  • Lemon juice                    : 1/4 cup
  • Extra-virgin olive oil   : 2 tbsp
  • Salt                                    : 2 tsp
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Scallions, thinly sliced : 4
  • Chopped fresh mint       : 1/4 cup

Method:

  • Put the potatoes in a large saucepan or Dutch oven and cover with lightly salted water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a cutting board. Let cool for 20 minutes. Cut the cooled potatoes into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Combine lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl and blend or whisk it.
  • Add the potatoes and toss to coat.
  • Chill it in refrigerator, Salad is ready to serve.
  • Just before serving, add scallions and mint to the salad and toss gently.

Tip:

If you have leftovers, cover and refrigerate. It is good to eat for up to 2 days. Add additional lemon juice and/or salt to taste when you want to reuse the Salad.

Nutrition Value:

Per serving: 143 calories; 5 g fat ( 1 g sat , 4 g mono ); 0 mg cholesterol; 22 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 3 g protein; 2 g fiber; 153 mg sodium; 516 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value), Potassium (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 and 1/2

Exchanges: 1 and 1/2 starch, 1 fat

 

More Recipes for Ramadan:

Lentil Soup

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