Stuffed vine leaves

all famous dish "stuffed" will play in a new way, if the main ingredient does not use the traditional cabbage and grape leaves.These dishes are prepared in the Caucasus and the Mediterranean countries.The reason is that it is in their territory and grow our beloved grapes.And in the food are not only fruits but leaves.

Grape leaves stuffed with a wide variety of fillings: vegetables, rice and dried fruits, legumes, cheese, fish, and, of course, meat.In the Caucasus, it is called dolma stuffed and Greek dolmades.

We focus on lower-calorie and low-fat Greek version and prepare stuffed with grape leaves from lean beef.By adding fresh herbs, tomatoes and lemon dish will turn out juicy and fragrant.


  • 600g minced meat (beef);
  • 100 grams of rice;
  • 1 large onions;
  • 1 tomato;
  • fresh herbs: coriander, fennel, basil;
  • dried mint;
  • salt and pepper;
  • 1/2 lemon;
  • 300 g pickled grape leaves (in the Caucasus does not necessarily go - buy in the supermarket);
  • 50 ml of olive oil.

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By scrolled meat in a meat grinder, add the finely chopped onion and tomato.

Figure tchatelno rinse in cold water and raw (not otvarivaya!), Add the minced meat.Fresh green finely chop and return to the same.Season with salt and pepper, add dried mint and mix thoroughly until a homogeneous stuffing.

Marinated grape leaves, rinse with water to get rid of excess salt.One can also use fresh leaves, they need only a few minutes in hot water soak.

Each leaf is divided into 2 or 3 pieces, depending on size.Each of the sheet put about one teaspoon of meat fillings and wrap as usual stuffed in the form of elongated tubes.

Stuffed tightly fit into the pot, shifting a few slices of lemon.Add in the pan 50 ml of olive oil and about 1 / 2-2 / 3 cups of water.Put the stew over medium heat until the water boils away.

After about 30-40 minutes, cabbage rolls are ready.Readiness is determined by the degree of softness of the rice.

Hot cabbage rolls out onto a plate with lemon wedges.As a post yogurt sauce or low-fat sour cream and garlic.

Servings: 6

Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Nutritional values ​​per serving: 350 kcal

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