Balsamic Date Glaze

Recipe by: Dr. Michael Greger & Robin Robertson from The How Not to Die Cookbook
Drizzle this rich sauce over Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, your favorite roasted vegetables or grain dishes, salads, and fruits, such as watermelon or strawberries. The recipe includes vinegar, a condiment that’s good for you. Vinegar has been shown to improve blood sugar control, help with PCOS, improve arterial function, and reduce body fat.
4.36 from 37 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Condiment
Difficulty Easy
Daily Dozen


  • ½ cup pitted dates
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar


  • Soften the dates by soaking in warm water for about 10 minutes. In a blender, combine the dates and their soaking water with the balsamic vinegar. Blend until smooth.
  • Transfer the mixture to a small saucepan and bring to a boil; then reduce the heat to low. Simmer on low until the glaze is reduced and thickened, stirring frequently.
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