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Yemenite Haroset

Yemenite Charoset

This yemenite harsoet has sesame seeds, which is considered kitniyot. 

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  • 15 dried figs, chopped
  • 15 dried dates, chopped
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, lightly toasted (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated gingerroot
  • Dash of ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more, to taste
  • dry red wine


  1. Finely chop the figs and dates and add the sesame seeds and spices. Stir in enough wine to make a paste. Process through a food processor if a thick texture is desired. Store in the refrigerator.
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