Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese + Wrapped in Prosciutto

fullsizeoutput_3a4c.jpegWho Dat!! Yes, I am part of the Saints-ational fan club!  Kudos to our team and hoping they make it back to the SUPERBOWL!

With all of these playoff games headed our way, do you need a quick and easy app to watch your next game?

Here is a walnut/goat cheese-stuffed date wrapped in prosciutto. topped with a vinaigrette and drizzled in local honey.  Wow that’s a mouthful.  Say that five times fast.

But, all that said, it is yummy, easy and can be served utensil-free.

fullsizeoutput_3a36.jpegAll you need are medjool dates, walnuts goat cheese and thin-sliced prosciutto.

fullsizeoutput_3a38.jpegPit the dates.fullsizeoutput_3a3a.jpegOpen the dates wide and put in a pinch of goat cheese. fullsizeoutput_3a3c.jpegBreak walnuts into small pieces in your hands and place a small piece into each date.  Sprinkle each date with a small amount of salt and pepper.fullsizeoutput_3a3d.jpegClose the dates up.fullsizeoutput_3a40.jpegLeaving the prosciutto on the plastic liner, cut in half with a knife.  Place one date on top of one half of the prosciutto and roll up.fullsizeoutput_3a3f.jpegThey do not have to be perfect. fullsizeoutput_3a43.jpegPlace on a baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for about 5-7 minutes.fullsizeoutput_3a47.jpegfullsizeoutput_3a48.jpegLet cool.  Meanwhile, whisk 1 tablespoon of blackberry balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon Meyer lemon olive oil (regular balsamic/olive oil works fine, too.) Add salt and pepper to taste.fullsizeoutput_3a44.jpegfullsizeoutput_3a45.jpegPlace dates on a serving dish and drizzle with vinaigrette and 1 tablespoon of honey.fullsizeoutput_3a4a.jpegAnd serve!

(I used 9 dates, 1/4 cup goat cheese, 5 walnuts and slices of prosciutto for this batch.  You can adjust accordingly.)fullsizeoutput_3a4d.jpegfullsizeoutput_3a4e.jpegBon appetite!

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

HNOTD:  Homeless Good Samaritan Helps Kansas City Football Player Reach Playoff Game

2 thoughts on “Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese + Wrapped in Prosciutto

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s