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easy stuffed date recipe mimouna sephardi
Photo credit Sonya Sanford

Pistachio-Stuffed Dates with Tahini

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These easy stuffed dates are the perfect way to celebrate Mimouna.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 20-30


  • 2030 large fresh dates (Medjool, Khadrawy or Halawy)
  • 1 cup toasted almonds
  • 1 cup toasted, shelled pistachios
  • 6 Tbsp honey
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • tahini, to taste
  • flake salt (like Maldon), to taste


  1. In a food processor, combine the almonds, pistachios, honey, salt and spices until very finely chopped, but be careful not to overmix or the mixture can become like a nut butter. (If you don’t have a food processor you can finely chop the nuts by hand and combine everything together in a bowl.)
  2. Slice the dates down the middle lengthwise, removing the pit, but keeping them intact.
  3. Fill the dates with the nut mixture. Just before serving, drizzle the dates with good quality tahini and a sprinkle of salt.


Store in the fridge for up to 1 week without the tahini and salt.

  • Author: Sonya Sanford
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Quick
  • Cuisine: Holiday