When I first had stuffed vine leaves I tried the Cypriot version. I was in love, they were amazing, and ironically naturally vegan.
Of course I put my own take on the recipe, the original used vine leaves from someone’s backyard, this one uses tinned vine leaves, but it’s okay!
I’ve had vine leaves a couple other times, once in a middle eastern restaurant, once as munchies in a shisha bar, they’re always a safe option.
But these stuffed vine leaves right here, this dolma; is something you can’t pass up on for your next Mediterrainean spread.
What does dolma pair well with?
Consider them a side veggie treat to enjoy with heartier meals.
What’s the difference between dolma and dolmades?
Dolma is the name given for the Turkish variation, which typically contains tomato paste and pine nuts.
The greek version contains other herbs such as dill and green onion, however, our variation was a adaptation based on a family recipe – Can’t argue with that!
I personally like these because I can pair them with so many great foods, rice dishes, my quinoa dishes and even falafel wraps (my personal favourite).
Is dolma healthy?
With the nutritious ingredients included in dolma, from the likes of vines leaves, to bell pepper and fresh, subtle herbs – Stuffed dolma is rich in vitamins and minerals with antioxidant properties.
We hope you enjoy this vegan dolma recipe as much as we do. Feel free to share with a friend, or drop a comment if you’ve any suggestions.
Be well and stay blessed.