Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dates

Photography by Kate Cauffiel | Food styling by Christina Zerkis | Prop styling by Lindsey Parker

Dates are stuffed with a blend of creamy goat cheese, fresh herbs and tangy pomegranate arils for a sweet and savory appetizer.

SERVING SIZE: 3 stuffed date halves (30 grams)
PREP TIME: 10 minutes


  • 5 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, stem removed, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate arils
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 9 medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted shelled pistachios, chopped


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine goat cheese, rosemary, pomegranate arils and black pepper.
  2. Use a fork to mix well, then set aside.
  3. Cut each date in half lengthwise and remove the pit.
  4. Place a heaping teaspoon of goat cheese mixture in each date half.
  5. Place stuffed date halves on a serving platter and sprinkle with chopped pistachios.

Cooking note: If not serving immediately, store in refrigerator but allow to soften at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

NUTRITION PER SERVING: 159 calories, 6g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 11mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 20g sugar, 5g protein, 247mg potassium, 91mg phosphorus

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Brynn McDowell, RD, is a dietitian based in Livermore, CA, and owner of The Domestic Dietitian. She blogs at www.thedomesticdietitian.com where she focuses on helping people create a healthy lifestyle in their homes. Connect with her on Instagram and Facebook.