Persian Charoset— Haleg

 

June 28th 2011By Reyna Simnegar

from Persian Cooking from the Non-Persian Bride Persian charoset (Haleg) is fabulous! This is my mother-in-law’s charoset recipe. I buy already ground walnuts and almonds to make my life easier. I also purchase date paste so I don’t have to grind that either. The rest of the ingredients I process together into a wet paste similar in texture to chummus. Charoset spice is made by Sadaf and you can get it online; or simply mix equal parts of cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon. Keep haleg refrigerated and if it gets too thick, thin it with grape juice or even sweet wine to give it a grown-up twist!

 

Black Olive Tapanade

 
Black Olive Tapanade

September 7th 2011By Jamie Geller

This black olive tapenade is wonderful just on bread or on my favorite Grilled Tuna Burger, if you like olives you will love this, even if you don't, give this a try.