What ingredients are needed to make this classic Greek appetizer recipe?
Looking for a delicious Greek appetizer to serve at your next gathering? Try this classic recipe for Dolmades, or stuffed grape leaves. These little bites are bursting with flavor and are sure to impress your guests!
- 1 jar grape leaves, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup uncooked short-grain white rice
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup water
- In a large bowl, combine the uncooked rice, chopped onion, parsley, mint, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
- Take one grape leaf at a time and place it shiny side down on a flat surface. Trim off the stem and place about a tablespoon of the rice mixture in the center of the leaf.
- Fold one side of the leaf over the filling, then fold the bottom up and the top down.
- Roll the leaf up tightly, tucking in the sides as you go. Repeat with the remaining grape leaves and filling.
- Place the stuffed grape leaves in a pot, seam side down, and add the water. Cover the pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the grape leaves are tender.
- Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.