My latest foray into garbanzo creaminess brought me here. I like cheese stuffed dates, but … could this be an opportunity to use beans as superfood in a recipe instead of cheese? Cheese is pretty salty, and I wanted to avoid that, too, so I used apple cider vinegar for tanginess instead.  You can add salt if you choose.


1/3 cup garbanzo bean paste

1 T tahini

3 T apple cider vinegar

1 tsp ground black pepper plus more to taste

1 tsp smoked paprika

2 tsp nutritional yeast (optional)

Directions: Mix all ingredients, stuff in halved and pitted dates, consume.