Impress guests with a simple iftar spread for eight

Entertaining a crowd is easier than you may think

Each year, our team gets together to create a collection of recipes to be shared with family and friends at iftar. But inspired by 2017 being the UAE’s Year of Giving, we wanted to show, not just say, how worthy and in the spirit of Ramadan these recipes really are. That’s why we hosted our own iftar, where lucky competition winners joined us at the table for an evening full of fabulous food. Here, we’ve recreated the night – with all the recipes and products that played a part – in the hope you’ll be the host of a similarly celebratory, reflective and delicious iftar this holy month.

Download your iftar menu here

Smoked paprika hummus and feta pitta chips
Stir a big pinch of smoked paprika through hummus from the deli. Dollop on toasted pitta chips and finish with feta and herbs.

Mini chicken and pomegranate shawarma cones
These no-cook beauties are as cute as they are delicious

Watermelon bites with cherry tomatoes and cumin-honey halloumi
Bring a refreshing element to your table with this bright and breezy platter

Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with artichoke, lemon and chilli tapenade
A show-stopping main doesn’t get more impressive than this on-the-bone special

-- Fill up the table with a salad of spiced potatoes (batata harra), fennel and spinach with creamy pistachio dressing or a go for a griddled aubergine salad with crispy chick peas and baba ganoush yogurt (or both!). --

Mango, cardamom and vanilla cream pots
An easy ending isn’t far away with these 20-minute desserts

Click here to download the full ingredients list