Easy to Cook – Ramadan Pre Dawn Meals Under 30 mins

25 Apr 2018


Learn to make these 3 quick and energy boosting pre-dawn meals recipes, featuring your favourite dates!

Dates Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (heaping) whole rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup full cream milk
  • 5 mejdool dates - pitted and diced
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt

Directions:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon into a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before eating.

Dates Milkshake

Ingredients:

  • 5 mejdool dates - pitted, coarsely chopped*
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup good-quality vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-grated cinnamon (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a blender, process the dates and 1/4 cup milk at high speed until smooth.
  2. Add remaining 1/4 cup milk, vanilla ice cream, and cinnamon; blending at low speed until well mixed. The goal is to achieve a paste-like texture with minimal chunks.
  3. Pour into a tall, chilled glass, top with whipped cream, and serve immediately.

Salmon with Dates Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Pinch of salt
  • Black pepper
  • 10 mejdool dates
  • 1 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1 pack salmon fillets
  • Drizzle olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven.
  2. Soak dates till soften, remove water and pound into a paste.
  3. Place salmon on foil and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle each fillet with 1/2 tsp of spices, rubbing the dry rub over the top and sides of the fish.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes, brush with half of the dates mixture, and bake for 1 more minute.
  6. Brush with remaining dates mixture and bake for 1 minute.


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