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Mediterranean Snack Ideas & Stuffed Dates Recipes

Stuffed Dates are a popular Mediterranean-inspired snack made with dates that you cut open and stuff with various fillings. 

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They are easily customizable using whatever you have in your kitchen pantry and they make the perfect easy and healthy snack or appetizer.

What Are Stuffed Dates

What you need to make stuffed dates

These stuffed dates are so easy to make, they’re perfect as finger food for a party or a no-think snack when you’re hangry. 
Our favorite recipes are quick and simple pairings like this one, that taste way greater than the sum of their parts. 


Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe: 

Medjool dates: These dates are very large and have a sweet caramelly flavor. 
Goat cheese: Use your favorite soft goat cheese for this recipe. or See Alternative
Pistachios: Pistachios crushed into dust are used for the topping here
Smoked paprika: Spanish smoked paprika or pimentón brings a smoky savoriness: don’t even think about omitting it! You can find it in the spice aisle at your local grocery.
Salt & pepper: Flaky sea salt and fresh ground pepper round out the toppings.

What Are Stuffed Dates

Vegan Alternative

Alternative to goat cheese stuffed dates: nut butter!

If you eat vegan or plant-based, try nut butter instead of goat cheese on these stuffed dates. It’s irresistibly good and tastes a bit like a treat.  
Here are a few ideas for a plant-based option; you can stuff dates with

Peanut butter / Almond butter /  Cashew butter / Homemade nut butter / Sunflower butter for nut allergies

Pistachio stuffed dates

Ingredients:  🍲 1/2 cup Pistachio nuts  🍲 1 tsp Tahini  🍲 1 tsp Honey 🍲 26 Dates  🍲 for decoration unsweetened coconut.

Whizz the pistachios in a food blender until they form a crumble-like mixture. Stir the honey and tahini in, adding a little extra of each if the mixture needs more to stick together nicely.
Slice each date lengthways and remove the stone
Stuff the pistachio mixture into each date and sprinkle with a little coconut.

Blueberry Smoothie

appetizer easy
A fruit smoothie offers a scrumptious way to get in some extra calcium and antioxidants during your day. Try blending 1/3 cup of nonfat yogurt with 2/3 cup of frozen blueberries and ice. 

Saturated Fat: 0 g Sodium: 59 mg  Cholesterol: 2 mg

Bliss balls

Bliss balls go by several different names like energy bites, protein balls, or power balls. They are essentially a mix of various whole food ingredients blended together and rolled into snack-sized bites.
appetizer easy

Bliss balls are unique in the sense that they typically call for dates as one of the main ingredients. Dates provide natural sweetness and they help everything stick together.

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