Mixed Greens with Cheese-Wrapped Dates

Author: Canadian Living

Date vinegar has a sweet-and-sour fruity flavour, but the real surprise is the pistachio-stuffed date inside the goat cheese.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2005

Ingredients

  • 2 pkg goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 12 dates
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachio nut
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
Salad:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon date vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens

Method

In bowl, mash together goat cheese, cream cheese and lemon rind; refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.

Pit dates; stuff each with 2 pistachios.

Chop remaining pistachios and place in shallow bowl; stir in chopped chives. Set aside.

Press rounded tablespoonfuls (15 mL) of the cheese mixture around each date; roll each in pistachio mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Salad: In large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, salt and pepper; add greens and toss to coat. Divide among plates; top each with 2 dates.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 210 mg
  • Protein 12 g
  • Calories 323.0
  • Total fat 24 g
  • Cholesterol 39 mg
  • Saturated fat 11 g
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g

%RDI

  • Iron 15.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 29.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 32.0
  • Vitamin C 17.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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