Monday, October 25, 2021

MONDAY RECIPE POST - HEALTHY GOAT CHEESE STUFFED DATES

I have had this in my collection for a very long time and have made it before.  People always seem to enjoy it, and so do we.  When I looked for the original recipe to give you a link, it had unfortunately been taken down.   


Healthy Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates - 4 servings

Serving size: 6 dates - approximately 271 calories per serving.

If you are following a Weight Watcher's program they are 8 points per serving.


24 small pitted dates (use 4 per person)
4 ozs. soft goat cheese, softened for just a few seconds in the microwave (start with 10 seconds)
4 teaspoons honey
24 walnut pieces

Make a lengthwise slit in each date.  The ones I bought had the stone still in them but they were easy to remove.

Use a small teaspoon to fill with cheese.  Place a walnut on top and lightly press.  Drizzle with honey.  Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Remove from fridge 30 minutes before serving to allow the cheese to soften.


This made a lovely appetizer.

I made this recipe before 10.00 a.m., covered with foil and refrigerated.  I added the honey just before serving.  A glass of Meiomi Pinot Noir went very nicely with it.  I am no connoisseur and one might have a different opinion.  I only mention the wine because it has been my favorite red for several years. 

This appetizer is always well-received and we have always enjoyed it.  

Nothing more other than to wish you all a happy week.