Walnut and Mint Stuffed Dates

By Chef: Koko Brill
Posted: July 6, 2018


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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!