By rights, Medjool dates - soft, sweet, and seemingly decadent - ought to be loaded with fat. They're not. They have none at all, in fact, and just 50 calories each. Those 50 calories go a long way in deliciously unusual starters, salads, and side dishes. To complement the dates' intense sweetness, we've added a splash of something tart, a hint of something salty, and a touch of something rich.
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