Prosciutto Wrapped DatesPerfectly quick party food. This is a super-easy and delicious appetizer that can be made vegetarian or even vegan.

You can also pan-grill these quickly, as reader Robin D. did in the photo below.

Suitable for:
vegan, gluten-free, reduced-sugar diets

Not for:
low-sodium or migraine diets

Prosciutto Wrapped Dates

Prosciutto-wrapped dates with cream cheese and jalapeno | Appetizer

Super-easy party-pleasing appetizer of prosciutto-wrapped dates that takes about 10 minutes to prepare.
2.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 12 servings


  • 12 dates fresh, preferably Medjool
  • 4 ounces prosciutto no added sugar or nitrates (can omit)
  • 4 ounces neufchatel cheese can use vegan cream cheese
  • 1 jalapeño


  • Remove the stem, seeds, and ribs from the jalapeno and then mince finely.
  • Mix it well into the softened neufchatel. (Vegans can use Better Than Cream Cheese and omit the prosciutto.)
  • Slice open one side of each date and remove the pit.
  • Place about a half tablespoon of the cheese mixture inside.
  • Take the slices of prosciutto and slice or cut lengthwise.
  • If there is a drier/thicker end, start wrapping with that end.
  • Roll up each date in a prosciutto slice and put on a toothpick.


Per serving:
  • 114 calories
  • 3 g fat
  • 13 g cholesterol
  • 217 mg sodium
  • 110 mg potassium
  • 19 g carbohydrate
  • 2 g fiber
  • 15 g sugars
  • 4 g protein
  • 3  Weight Watchers Points Plus
If you have access to a lot of fresh rosemary (it grows as hedges here in California) and a grill, you can actually do these wrapped around a rosemary skewer and put on the grill for about 2 minutes per side. It's incredible served that way.