Vegan Sephardic Date Haroset (Passover)

Sephardic Date Harose

Haroset (also spelled charoset) is an intrinsic component of the Passover plate. Sephardic haroset is made in various ways, but usually contains dates. Traditionally, haroset is a vegan-friendly condiment made from fruit, nuts, and wine. It symbolizes the mortar used by the Jewish slaves to build ancient Egyptian cities. You can read more about traditional Passover fare here.

This recipe makes about 2 cups, which goes a long way at your Passover table. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Vegan Sephardic Date Haroset (Passover)
Recipe type: Passover
Cuisine: Jewish
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 10 to 12
Sephardic haroset is made in various ways, but usually contains dates and nuts.
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 3 to 4 tbsp sweet Passover wine
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor; process until finely chopped.
  2. Pat into a serving container and cover until serving. Serve with matzo.


Sephardic Passover Date Haroset

Sephardic Date Haroset recipe


Nutrition information
Per 1/4 cup serving: Calories: 135; Total fat: 4g;  Protein: 2g;  Carbs: 22g;  Sodium: 2mg

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