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Date, Pistachio and Tahini Yogurt

Date, Pistachio and Tahini Yogurt

This recipe is embarrassingly easy- to the point where I don't really know if I can justify even calling it a "recipe". But it's delicious and interesting, so I thought I'd share it nonetheless! This Middle Eastern-inspired idea came about when I had a had a crazing for something sweet, but was all out of the usual suspects (Chocolate Rounds from M&S). The cupboards were almost bare, save for the jars of goodies I'd picked up in the Halal shop across the street, that I only use sparingly and therefore, have lasted me ages (no, I don't pay particular attention to expiration dates. Until it tastes weird/ kills me, it stays!). 

Here's what you'll need for one serving:

  • About 150g of a plain yogurt of your choice
  • Handful of chopped pistachio nuts
  • 3 or 4 chopped dates. The medjool variety are sweet, gooey and taste like candy, so work well for this. They can be pricey in fancy grocery shops, so I always buy them from my local Halal shop for a fraction of the price.
  • Teaspoon of tahini
  • Teaspoon of date syrup (maple, agave and honey would also work!)
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As with any yogurt-based recipe, this one can be easily adapted for those who follow a dairy-free or vegan diet. Soy or coconut yogurt would work just as well as the Glenilen Farm natural yogurt I used. And once you have your base, you can stir in chopped dates, pistachio and tahini. Top with a little more of each, and a drizzle of date syrup for extra sweetness.

And that's it! Bob's your uncle, Marley's your aunt. 

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For another quick and easy vegetarian option, check out my recipe for Pomegranate, Cranberry and Mascarpone Flatbread.

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