Delicious ‌Dolmades: A Classic Greek Appetizer Recipe ⁣to Impress

‍ What are‌ the key ⁣ingredients of the classic Greek ⁣appetizer, ‌Dolmades, discussed⁣ in ⁢’Delicious Dolmades: A Classic Greek Appetizer Recipe to Impress’?

Delicious ‌Dolmades: A Classic Greek Appetizer Recipe‍ to Impress

Bring a little piece of ​Greece ​to your ‌kitchen with this⁣ classic Amazing Dolmades recipe! Dolmades, also known as stuffed grape leaves, are ‌a‌ popular appetizer in Greek ⁣cuisine. They are traditionally filled with ‍a tantalizing mixture of rice, herbs,⁢ and often meat – all wrapped in vine leaves for a small,‍ bite-sized ⁢treat. Ideal ⁣as a starter⁤ or finger food at parties, these ⁣homemade Dolmades will impress your friends and family with their authentic taste and presentation!


  • 50 vine​ leaves,‌ either fresh or from a jar
  • 1 ⁤cup of short-grain rice
  • 1 large onion, ⁣finely chopped
  • 2 ‌garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup of⁤ olive oil, ⁢divided
  • 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of⁣ fresh‌ parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Begin by soaking your vine​ leaves in a bowl of warm water for about 20 minutes if⁣ you are⁤ using preserved ones or blanch fresh leaves in boiling water⁤ for 2-3 minutes. Then, run them under ⁢cold water ‍and set aside.
  2. In a large‌ frying pan, heat half of the olive oil ⁣over ⁤medium heat. Add ‌the‍ chopped onions and⁤ sauté until⁣ translucent, then add the minced ⁣garlic and cook for another minute.
  3. Add your rice to the pan, stirring⁢ for‍ a ⁣few minutes until it starts to‍ turn golden brown. Remove the pan from heat.
  4. Add the⁤ juice of ​half a lemon, half of your fresh herbs, and season⁣ with salt and ⁤pepper. Stir well to ⁣combine these ​flavors and let it cool.
  5. Once the​ filling is cool, ‍lay a leaf on a flat surface with the shiny side down. Put about a teaspoon of filling in the center, and fold the leaf over‍ the filling, starting ​with the ⁣stem end. Roll it up, tucking in the sides as you go along to create a neat little bundle.
  6. Repeat this process⁣ with the remaining leaves and⁢ filling.
  7. Place the wrapped dolmades seam-side down in a large pot, drizzle with the remaining ⁢olive oil ⁤and lemon juice, ⁤and sprinkle ⁢with the remaining herbs.
  8. Cover⁤ them with a ​plate to keep them ⁤in‌ place, add water until ‍your dolmades are just ⁣covered, and‌ then set over medium heat. Let them simmer for about 50-60 minutes, adding more​ water if necessary.
  9. Remove from heat ⁢and let them ‌cool in the pot. They ⁢can be served warm‌ or cold,‌ depending on your preference.

Serving ‍Suggestion:

Serve your delicious Dolmades with a ⁤bowl of traditional ​Tzatziki ⁢sauce for dipping, a few slices of fresh‌ lemon, and some crusty bread on ⁢the ⁢side.


And ⁤there you have it! ⁢An authentic ⁢and delicious dolmades recipe that ‍will⁣ transport your taste buds to beautiful Greece. These ⁣bite-sized packages are ⁣a testament to the saying ‘good ⁣things come‍ in small packages’, ⁤packed full of flavour and wonderful textures. This recipe may‌ take ⁣a little​ patience and practice, but the end result is sure to impress⁤ and ⁣will bring ⁤a Mediterranean twist ​to any occasion. ⁤Enjoy!

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