Dates are one of the Seven Species of the Land of Israel – fruits listed in the Torah as growing especially well there! They grow in abundance, on tall date palms in the Negev desert. You can buy them fresh and juicy, stacked in huge piles in Shuk HaCarmel, but this snack uses dried dates, and fills them with all sorts of treats!
Dried Dates T’marim תְּמָרִים
Feta Cheese Gevinat Feta גְּבִינַת פֶטָה
Walnuts Egozei Melech אֱגוֹזֵי מֶלֶך
1. With your fingers, open up the dates, one by one. Remove the pit, and make sure to check that there are no bugs inside.
2. Place either a small chunk of feta, or a walnut inside the hole where the pit was.
3. Close the date and pop it in your mouth – delicious!