Delicious Dolmades:⁣ A Classic Greek⁣ Appetizer Recipe to Savor

What⁤ are the key ingredients required for making the classic Greek appetizer, Delicious Dolmades?

Delicious⁢ Dolmades: A Classic Greek Appetizer Recipe to Savor

Dolmades, a classic⁤ Greek appetizer, are grape leaves stuffed with a delicious mixture of rice and herbs. These delightful, bite-sized parcels are a staple in‌ Greek cuisine and are enjoyed by many across the world. Follow our simple and authentic recipe to⁢ transport yourself to the heart of the Mediterranean. Let’s get started!


  • 60 vine⁢ leaves
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 1 large ‌onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1⁤ cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse the ⁣vine leaves well, blanch them in boiling water for 2-3 ⁣minutes, and​ set aside to drain.
  2. In a large pan, sauté⁣ the onion and garlic⁤ in half the olive oil until ⁢translucent.
  3. Add the rice to the pan‍ and continue to cook for a few‍ minutes. Add‍ the dill,⁢ mint,​ lemon juice, remaining olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Stir well.
  4. Take a vine leaf, place a spoonful of the rice mixture in⁤ the center, fold in the sides and roll up⁣ to encase the filling. ​Repeat this process with the remaining leaves and​ rice mixture.
  5. Place the dolmades seam side down⁢ in a large‍ pan, cover with water,⁤ place a plate on top to weigh them down and cook for about 50 minutes until⁢ the rice is thoroughly cooked.
  6. Allow to ⁤cool, then remove dolmades from the water using a⁣ slotted⁤ spoon. Serve with ⁤a squeeze⁤ of fresh lemon juice.

And there⁢ you have it – Delicious Dolmades, a true taste of ‌Greece. ⁣These are‍ perfect as a starter​ or as part of a meze platter. Enjoy them with tzatziki or simply ​savor them on⁤ their own. They‌ also make a wonderful vegetarian meal. Enjoy ​cooking and καλή όρεξη (Good appetite)!

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