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Stuffed Dates

vegan gluten-free stuffed dates recipe
Dates are an excellent source of energy and rich in B Vitamins.

Stuffed dates are as as sweet as candy, so of course, children like these treats. Adults enjoy the delicate blend of flavors.

Stuffed Dates

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  • 1 cup pistachio nuts, shelled
  • ¼ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 pinch celtic sea salt
  • 20 large dates
  1. In a food processor, pulse pistachios, orange juice, orange zest and salt
  2. With a sharp knife, make a slit on one side of each date and remove the pit
  3. Push a teaspoon of pistachio paste into each date; gently squeeze closed so that filling spills over
  4. Serve

Makes 20 stuffed dates

See for yourself, this dessert of Middle Eastern origin is quite tasty.


posted on October 14, 2007, 9 comments

  1. I have just come across your blog and I love it. These look so delicious! I am a GREAT fan of Celtic Sea salt and use it exclusively. Love the taste and its health benefits too.

  2. J- Thanks for your comment. Isn’t Celtic Sea Salt the best? People are really catching on to its benefits and it is not as obscure as it used to be.

    I just checked out your blog http://www.vegeyum.com/ and saw pictures of your beautiful trip to India. Funny that you commented over here, on this post about dates, as it is one of my recipes that really takes me back to my days of studying Ayurveda and teaching Yoga! Your India post took me back to those days as well.

  3. What a treat it was to stumble upon this recipe!! It was randomly on the side bar in your Flickr photos and I recognized that there was a date in the photo so I clicked. I have an unhealthy obsession with medjool dates! ….Like no self control when they are in the house. I have just finished off the extras from my husband’s pie baking experiment and must say I am sugared out. This looks so yummy though! I will print this recipe but refrain from making it until a special occasion.
    Thank you for the treat xoxo

    • Hi CoconutGal, hope you are well. Yup, dates are a challenge for me too. I have to be very moderate with them because they are so sweet. And they are so yummy. If you make these I hope you enjoy them. The pistachios slow down the sugar a little in this recipe :-)

  4. Elissa

    Stuffing dates with a teaspoon or so almond butter and popping them in the fridge to set = amazing

  5. Amanda

    Elana, I love that you have so many recipes that are also dairy free. I am vegan and appreciate it! This recipe looks divine and oh so lush :) fatty pistachios and sugary dates all in one, I will have to find some restraint if I make them!

  6. Denice McAskin

    OMG… CAN NOT wait to try this recipe!! Thank you Elana… You’re amazing.

  7. Those look d’lish! Dip them in really dark chocolate and I may have my new favorite candy!

  8. Ashley @ bodhi-life.com

    This looks so good! What a great part app ;)

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