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30 Awesome Ways to Use Silan

Kosher.com Staff October 6, 2018

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Some people say, “Silan? What’s that?” People who know it say, “Wow! Silan! I love it! I use it in everything!”


From overnight oats to chicken dinners, this low-glycemic, all-natural sweetener made of dates is our favorite way to add some richness and goodness to so many dishes. It can be used in place of maple syrup or honey in pretty much any recipe. If you are new to silan, consider this your list of reasons to add it to your shopping list. If you already love it, here are some new ways you can continue to enjoy it this fall!


In Salads:


  1. Butternut Squash Kale Salad by Chaia Frishman
  2. Feta-Topped Purple Cabbage Salad by Brynie Greisman
  3. Layered Salad with Silan Almond Dressing by Brynie Greisman
  4. Lettuce, Chicken, and Crouton Salad by Efrat Libfroind


On Meats, Poultry, Fish… and Tofu


  1. Sweet ‘n Smoky Chicken Legs by Estee Kafra

  2. Meat-Filled Potato Boats by Brynie Greisman

  3. Silan Chicken by Sina Mizrahi

  4. Sweet and Succulent Chicken by Brynie Greisman
  5. Pistachio-Crusted Pesto Salmon by Rivky Kleiman

  6. Zoodle and Veggie Bowl by Joodie the Foodie

  7. Chicken with Silan Glaze by Kosher.com Staff

  8. Balsamic Chicken by Ashira Mirsky

  9. Rosemary Roast Chicken by Erin Grunstein

  10. Brisket with Silan and Orange by Shoshie Steinhart


For Sweet Roasted Veggies


  1. Sweet and Sticky Silan-Roasted Potatoes by Renee Muller

  2. Caramelized Beets with Roasted Sweet Potatoes by Victoria Dwek

  3. Tahini Eggplant Fries by Erin Grunstein

  4. Zaatar Rainbow Roasted Carrots by Erin Grunstein


In Sweet Treats 


  1. Silan-Chocolate-Pecan Muffins by Sweet Moments: Rega Matok

  2. Silan Granola by Sina Mizrahi

  3. Banana-Pecan Muffins by Brynie Greisman
  4. Bakery-Style Oatmeal Cookies by Hannah Kaminsky
  5. Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse Cups by Tamar Teitelbaum

  6. No-Churn Tahini Ice Cream by Rosa Seidenwar

  7. Mini Chocolate Halva Croissant by Erin Grunstein


A Drizzle Goes a Long Way


  1. Chorizo Scotch Egg by Leonardo Nourafchan
  2. Tomato Soup by Nechama Golding
  3. Dairy Fruit Shake by Roni Pollack
  4. Vegetable Tarts by Faigy Grossmann
  5. Apple Bourekas with Silan Sesame Drizzle by Naomi Nachman

This article has been updated and improved. Originally published 2018