Recipe: California charoset

Active work and total preparation time:

20 minutes plus 1 hour chilling


1 large avocado (about 3/4 pound), peeled, diced and seed removed

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 cup unpeeled almonds

1/3 cup golden raisins

4 pitted dates, cut in half

2 pitted prunes, cut in half

2 dried figs, cut in half

Grated zest of 1 orange

1/2 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons matzo meal

* Toss avocado and lemon juice in bowl. Set aside.

* Place almonds, raisins, dates, prunes and figs in bowl of food processor or blender and coarsely chop. Add orange zest and avocado mixture and process 2 or 3 seconds more. Transfer mixture to glass bowl and gently add orange juice and matzo meal. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

About 2 cups. Each tablespoon: 39 calories; 1 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 2 grams fat; 5 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram protein; 0.30 gram fiber.