Charoset is a simple dish made from apples and walnuts that’s served during a passover seder. This paleo and whole30 version omits the wine or juice, using all-natural ingredients instead.
Your seder dinner doesn’t have to throw your diet off track! I made this charoset on a whim last year when I was doing whole30. I shared it with a couple of followers who rather enjoyed it; one of which reminded me of it this year. I made a big batch that was gone within a day so I figured I’d share it here too.
Charoset is mainly apples and walnuts. Charoset is a symbolic food on the passover seder plate. Its represents mortar/brick that was used by the Israelites when they were enslaved in Ancient Egypt. Brick = apples & walnuts, get it? You can use your preferred apple but I like a sweeter apple like red delicious or gala. Some people peel their apples like I like to leave mine on. I like to throw the apples and walnuts in the food processor to dice/chop them up but you can use your preferred method.
To keep this charoset paleo and whole30 compliant, I did not use any wine or sugar-loaded juice. Instead I used chopped dates as a sweetener and a splash (tablespoon or so) of apple cider vinegar. You can also add in 1/4 cup of all-natural grape or prune juice if you want.Print
- 4 apples cored & diced
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 4 ounces dates, chopped
- Add all ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Stir until well blended.
- Store in the refrigerator.
Traditionally charoset is served after you recite the blessings, often eaten with matzah. But I tend to eat this year-round as a pre-workout snack.
You can add in raisins or use a different nut if you like.