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Stuffed Dates

Looking for a tasty appetizer for that special party? Look no further as these Stuffed Dates are bound to impress! The combination of goat's cheese and dates give this appetizer a distinct sweet and savoury taste that will have your guests asking for more.


  • 60g (1/2 cup) goat’s cheese

  • 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts, plus extra to serve

  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water or 1/4 teaspoon almond essence

  • 12 large pitted dates

  • 2 teaspoons ground sumac

  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves

  • a splash of extra virgin olive oil


  • 1.

    Place the goat’s cheese, pine nuts and lemon zest in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the lemon juice and orange blossom water or almond essence, and pulse again until just combined.

  • 2.

    Using a blunt knife, stuff the dates with the goat’s cheese mixture and transfer to a platter. Dust with the sumac, scatter on the extra pine nuts and the coriander leaves, season with salt and pepper and splash on the oil and serve.

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