Vegan Pistachio Halva with a Healthy Twist

Dive into the delightful world of vegan treats with this simple yet exquisite Pistachio Halva recipe. Made with natural ingredients, this version is not only healthier but also packed with the nutty goodness of pistachios and the creamy texture of tahini. Whether you’re a vegan or just looking to try something new and delicious, this halva is sure to impress.


  • 200 g soft Medjool dates (or any other soft dates you have on hand)
  • 180 ml tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom (optional, but adds a lovely flavor)
  • A pinch of salt to enhance the sweetness
  • 20 g pistachios, roughly chopped for a crunchy texture
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  1. Prepare the Dates:
    • If your dates aren’t already pitted, remove the pits. If they’re a bit firm, soak them in warm water for about 10 minutes to soften, then drain.
  2. Blend the Base:
    • In a food processor, blend the softened dates until they form a smooth paste. Add the tahini, cardamom (if using), and a pinch of salt. Blend again until all the ingredients are well combined and you have a smooth, thick mixture.
  3. Add the Pistachios:
    • Take the blade out of the food processor and stir in the roughly chopped pistachios by hand, reserving a few for garnish. This will give your halva some added texture and a burst of nutty flavor.
  4. Shape and Chill:
    • Transfer the mixture to a dish or mold lined with parchment paper for easy removal. Press down firmly to compact the mixture. Sprinkle the reserved pistachios on top for decoration.
    • Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to firm up, making it easier to slice.
  5. Serve:
    • Once set, remove the halva from the mold and cut it into slices or squares. Serve as a sweet treat with tea or as a dessert.

Enjoy your Healthier Vegan Pistachio Halva as a guilt-free indulgence that doesn’t skimp on flavor. It’s a perfect example of how simple ingredients can come together to create something truly special.