Prune and Hazelnut "Salami"

There's no meat in this fruity snack, but it is shaped like a salami. Toast the nuts in the oven at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, or chop them first, then toast them in a dry frying pan over medium heat. This "salami" will keep in the fridge for up to 1 month.

2 cups ready-to-eat prunes
1/4 teaspoon ground {star anise}
1 teaspoon finely grated {orange zest}
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
3 tablespoons shelled hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
Roughly chop the prunes (you can do this in the food processor), then mix well with the remaining ingredients.

Transfer to a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a "log," twisting the ends of the plastic wrap tightly. Store in the fridge until required.

Cut a portion in slices as a quick snack straight from the fridge.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Servings: 6

Recipe By: Antony Worrall Thompson

From:  The Diabetes Weight Loss Diet
Used with permission of Kyle Books

Chef Suggestions
For an Apricot and Pistachio variation, simply replace the prunes with dried apricots and the hazelnuts with pistachios.