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Balsamic Date Glaze

Drizzle this rich sauce over Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, your favorite roasted vegetables or grain dishes, salads, and fruits, such as watermelon or strawberries.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Author: Dr. Michael Greger & Robin Robertson from The How Not to Die Cookbook


  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 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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  1. I really liked this recipe!! My boyfriend and I aren’t 100% vegans (we eat eggs and honey) so we added a touch of honey to it with our stuffed sweet potatoes and it was super yummy! Definitely going to use this glaze on everything!

  2. I’m pretty sure this stuff would last a very long time since it’s mostly sugar which is a natural preservative and vinegar which never goes bad.

  3. What are some of the uses of the glaze besides roasted fall vegetables? I have been eating a lot more tomatoes from your suggestion to add balsamic vinegar and some ground pepper. Yummy.

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