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Delightful Dolmades: Try This Greek Vegan Twist on a Classic Recipe!

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Delightful Dolmades: Try This Greek Vegan Twist on a Classic Recipe!

What are dolmades and how are they traditionally prepared?

Delightful​ Dolmades: Try This Greek Vegan Twist ‍on a Classic Recipe!

Dolmades, ⁤also known as stuffed grape leaves, are a popular Greek dish that is traditionally made with​ ground meat, rice, and herbs. However, this vegan twist on ⁣the classic recipe showcases a plant-based version ‌of dolmades that are just as delicious and satisfying.

Ingredients:

  • 1 jar grape ​leaves
  • 1 cup ‍cooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh⁢ parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/3‍ cup olive⁣ oil
  • 1/4 cup⁢ lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Rinse the grape leaves in cold water and pat them dry.
  3. In a large bowl, mix ​together ‌the cooked rice, parsley, mint, dill,‌ and scallions.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of the olive oil, the lemon juice, salt, and black⁤ pepper to the bowl, and mix well to combine.
  5. Lay each⁢ grape leaf flat, vein side up and stem end facing ⁢you. Place a spoonful of the ⁣rice mixture in the center of each leaf.
  6. Roll the leaf into⁤ a tight cylinder, tucking in the sides as you go. Repeat with the​ remaining⁢ grape leaves and filling.
  7. Place the rolled dolmades, seam side down, in a baking‍ dish. Drizzle the ‍remaining olive oil over the dolmades.
  8. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for​ 45 minutes, or until the leaves are tender.
  9. Remove the foil and bake for another 5-10 ‌minutes, or until the dolmades are lightly browned on top.
  10. Allow the ⁣dolmades to cool for a few minutes before serving.

This vegan twist⁤ on dolmades is a refreshing and tasty alternative​ to the traditional⁤ recipe. The herbaceous filling and juicy grape leaves make for a‍ delicious and satisfying dish that can be enjoyed as a main course or as ⁤an⁢ appetizer. So why not give this recipe‌ a try and enjoy the flavors of Greece in a new and exciting way?

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