INGREDIENT OF THE MONTH: DATES

Make the most of this great-tasting ingredient in store now

NEED TO KNOW

Rightfully prized across the Middle East and beyond, dates not only satisfy cravings for something sweet but are nourishing too.

HOW TO

Try them in salads: think spinach, chick pea and crispy rice recipe or opt for couscous with pomegranate seeds, parsley and flaked almonds. Use as the crowning glory on a brownie stack or keep things simple with a platter – you’ll find whole, nut- and fruit-stuffed and chocolate-covered dates in store.

TOP TIP

Sticky and rich with a lovely chewy texture, dates make a worthy addition to sweet and savoury dishes. For a low carb snack try stuffing with cream cheese.

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