Walnut and Mint Stuffed Dates

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This appetizer is so quick and easy to make – perfect for unexpected guests or a snack!


  • 20-30 dates (amount will vary based on size of dates)
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for 30+ minutes, drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts, soaked 30+ minutes, drained & rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink crystal salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Coarsely ground black pepper, to taste
  • 20-30 walnut halves, for garnish
  • 20-30 mint leaves, for garnish


  1. In a high-speed blender, combine the cashews, walnuts, lemon zest and juice, sea salt, honey, and olive oil. Blend until smooth.
  2. Remove all pits from dates and slice in half. Fill each date with a teaspoon or so of the nut mixture. Top with a walnut half and a mint leaf. Generously top with fresh ground black pepper. Enjoy!
About Koko Brill

Koko Brill is a certified raw foods chef, as well as a pastry school graduate. She also holds a certificate in aromatherapy. Koko runs Koko's Kitchen where she shares recipes, stories, and information on everything from essential oils and spiritual swagger to reviews of restaurants and stories from her own daily life and travels. When she isn't in her kitchen, she can be found working on her fitness, reading, day dreaming, traveling or working on her raw granola and fresh pressed juice company, Koko Raw Koko has a fun, relaxed approach to eating healthy and raw and believes that anyone can do it! She knows that everyone is at a different place in their healthy eating journey and she embraces that, and is happy to help along the way.

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