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"Dolmades are stuffed vine leaves and are popular throughout the Middle East, Greece and Turkey. In this recipe, it is suggested to serve the Dolmades with additional brown rice. I have done some research on this recipe for the vine leaves and here is what I found ~ Having your own grapevine growing is perfect, you will be able to use fresh vine leaves to make dolmades. I think you can buy them as well. Tips: The leaves from the Sultana grape, also known as the Thompson seedless, is best grape variety with edible leaves used in making dolmades. Use whole, young medium-size leaves with a good light green color that has not holes or chewing marks on them. If the leaves are too small they will tear and large leaves are too tough so a size of about 5 inches is perfect. Use shiny, smooth and avoid fuzzy thick leaves."

Original is 4 servings
  • Sauce Ingredients
  • Vine Leaf Ingredients


  • Serving Size: 1 (420.9 g)
  • Calories 226.7
  • Total Fat - 4.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 4.8 mg
  • Sodium - 247.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 39.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.8 g
  • Sugars - 9.6 g
  • Protein - 9.9 g
  • Calcium - 219.5 mg
  • Iron - 3.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 67.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Prepare the tomato sauce by sauteeing the onion in a little oil and butter until golden brown; add the remaining ingredients & simmer over a low heat for approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 2

Prepare the vine leaves by pouring some boiling water over them and leaving them for a few minutes until softened; drain thoroughly & brush each vine leaf with a little oil, and place on a single layer on a chopping board.

Step 3

Combine the remaining ingredients and divide equally between the vine leaves.

Step 4

Fold into neat parcels and carefully transfer to the saucepan of tomato sauce; simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes.

Step 5

Serve on a bed of brown rice with some of the tomato sauce spooned over the top.


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