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.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 225kj
  • Fat Total 5g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 46g
  • Sugar 40g
  • Sodium 51mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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