Delicious and Healthy Recipes Using Dates

Dates are wonderful natural sweeteners with a host of health benefits, and while you may think they should only be eaten as a snack or in desserts, this just isn’t true! Sweet dates can be used in chicken dishes, salads, meat dishes and other endless options, as you’ll soon see in the five recipes below. Because of their numerous health benefits, it is highly recommended to add them to food in different ways, and now you can with the recipes below.


Date, Cauliflower, and Pine Nut Salad

The next recipe is going to be the most sought-after salad among your family members and if you’re asking yourself why, just make it and find out for yourself. These wonderful salad ingredients combine crisp cauliflower with roasted pine nuts and sweet dates, which together create one of the most delicious and surprising salads you’ve tasted to this day!

Time: 10 minutes


• 1 cauliflower head (broken up into florets)
• 4-5 large pitted dates, diced
• ¼ cup + 1 tbsp. pine nuts
• 2 tbsp. rosemary, fresh and chopped
• Garlic powder, to taste
• Salt, to taste
• ¼ cup olive oil
• 2 tbsp. olive oil (for pine nuts)


1. Heat the oven to 200 degrees and prepare a baking pan.

2. Spread the cauliflower into thin slices, as you would mushrooms, and spread evenly over the baking pan.

3. Sprinkle the cauliflower with garlic powder and salt to taste, and mix well.

4. Pour olive oil in a thin stream over the cauliflower and mix again.

5. Put in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the cauliflower slices are soft and lightly browned.

6. While the cauliflower is in the oven, heat a skillet over medium-high heat and pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil into it.

7. When the oil is hot, add the pine nuts and dates, and toast them for about 4 minutes or until the pine nuts are golden brown. Remove from the fire and wait while the cauliflower softens in the oven.

8. Once the cauliflower is ready, place it on a plate, sprinkle the pine nuts and dates over it, mix well, garnish with rosemary and serve hot or cold.


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