Dolmades-Stuffed Vine Leaves

  • by XpatAthens
  • Monday, 05 November 2018
Dolmades-Stuffed Vine Leaves
Dolmades, or stuffed vine leaves, is one of the most famous traditional Greek dishes; it is light, meat-free, and really tasty! Dolmades make an excellent starter for a family dinner, but they are so delicious they can also be served alone as a main dish.
Traditionally, dolmades are prepared with rice, herbs, and onions but some regional variations  call for toasted pine nuts, red currants, and raisins. Stuffing the vine leaves my look a bit tricky at first, but after your first few rolls you'll realize how easy it really is!

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups sweet white onions, chopped very fine
  • 4 cups long-grain riced, uncooked
  • 6 cups fresh herbs – measured before chopping, chopped fine ( I use equal parts dill/mint/parsley)
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Grape leaves – 1 large 16 ounce jar (approx 60-80 leaves,rinsed well) or hand picked and boiled
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • Juice from one lemon

To view the full recipe, please visit: The Greek Vegan