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Iraqi Haroset Recipe

This haroset is so delicious and simple to make.

Iraqi haroset is so simple that it is barely a recipe at all. The only ingredients are date molasses and nuts. Date molasses is a staple of Iraqi cuisine, and is also known as date honey, date syrup or silan. It is available at Middle Eastern and kosher supermarkets, as well as online.

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Iraqi Haroset

This easy haroset is so much greater than the sum of its parts.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6-8 1x


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  • ½ cup date honey (aka silan)
  • ½ cup finely chopped walnuts (or a combination of walnuts and peanuts), preferably toasted
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom


  1. Combine the date molasses, nuts and cardamom in a small bowl. Store at room temperature.
  • Author: Vered Guttman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Quick
  • Cuisine: Basics

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