Grapes, Fennel & Fresh Dates Salad With Sesame/Almond Crackers

I found these black seedless grapes, called Sweet Sapphire, in the local grocery store. They are unusually long and slender and deliciously sweet.

sweet sapphire grapes

 

Another unusual item I ran across recently was fresh Barhi dates. I hadn’t seen these since moving away from Southern California 31 years ago. They are crunchy and slightly sweet when fresh but become very sweet as they ripen and become soft. I thought the crisp fresh dates would be perfect in a salad.

Barhi dates

grape salad with fennel & dates

 

Fresh fennel always goes well in a salad.

grape salad with fennel & dates

grape salad with fennel & dates

 

I quartered lengthwise the green and sapphire grapes, the fresh dates and the Mediterranean green olives. The red onions were sliced and the fennel was shaved on a mandolin. There was no need for a dressing.

grape salad with fennel & dates

 

The homemade crackers were made with lightly toasted and ground sesame seeds, almond flour, flax seed meal, honey, water and salt.

sesame almond crackers

sesame almond crackers

sesame almond crackers

sesame almond crackers

sesame almond crackers

sesame almond crackers

sesame almond crackers

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grape salad with fennel & dates



 

 

 


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