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Yemeni Date Balls With Almonds

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“Found on the website For this recipe I tried a new variety (new to me) of dates called 'Zahidi'.”
9 date rolls

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 9 dried dates
  • 9 whole almonds
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds (approximately) or 2 tablespoons brown sesame seeds (approximately)
  • ground cardamom (my contribution)


  1. Remove the pit from each date. Turn the date inside out.
  2. Place a whole almond in the middle of the date, then roll it into a ball shape (remember you are rolling the date that is inside out).
  3. Wash your hands because they will be sticky!
  4. Put the sesame seeds in a deep bowl. Place the date balls in the bowl and gently shake the balls around to cover the dates with the sesame seeds.
  5. Arrange on a serving platter and if desired, lightly dust with ground cardamom.
  6. Serve immediately or cover well and refrigerate.

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