STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES WITH OLIVE OIL 1

STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES WITH OLIVE OIL

 

 

STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES WITH OLIVE OIL

As you may remember I shared stuffed grape leaves (hot meal) recipe before and I told you there is also a cold version of this meal. Today is the day to share cold stuffed grape leaves. Stuffed grape leaves with olive oil is a very light and fresh meal that you’ll crave for it almost every summer night. I know it may seem frustrating to fold that much leaves but once you get used to it you will see that it’s easy as a pie. Just try stuffed grape leaves with olive oil and you will love love love!

INGREDIENTS  

  • 2 onion, (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup baldo rice
  • 1 full tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 full tsp. black pepper
  • 1 full tsp. sugar
  • Salt
  • Half a bunch parsley, (finely chopped)
  • 3-4 spring fresh mint, (finely chopped)
  • 1 full tsp. dried mint
  • 2 full tbsp. blackcurrant
  • 2 full tbsp. pine nut
  • 1 large tomato, (grated)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

    STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES WITH OLIVE OIL

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add your 2 finely chopped onions, 1/4 cup olive oil in a medium pan and sauté your onion until it become soft and changes its colour.
  • Add your 1 grated large tomato to sautéd onion and stir a little.
  • Wash and drain your 1 cup baldo rice. Add it to your pan and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  • Add your 1 full tsp. cinnamon, 1 full tsp. black pepper, 1 full tsp. sugar, salt, 1 full tsp. dried mint, 2 full tbsp. blackcurrant, 2 full tbsp. pine nut in your mixture, stir until the mixture combines and take your pan from the heat.
  • Add your finely chopped half a bunch parsley, finely chopped fresh mint to your stuffing and stir a little until it combines.
  • Put 1 full tsp. stuffing in the middle of your grape leave. First fold the sides inside and then roll it. You may see the foilding at below video.
  • Cover the base of a medium pot with unused grape leaves and align your folded leaves in it.
  • When all the grape leaves are over cover the top of the pot with unused grape leaves and pour 1/4 cup of olive oil around.
  • Add water until the level of the water passes grape leaves place a plate on your grape leaves and start cooking at low heat.
  • It takes about 45-60 minutes until stuffed grape leaves with olive oil to cook. Check it occasionally and add some water if it’s run out.
  • Serve your stuffed grape leaves with olive oil cold. You can serve it with yogurt and some lemons.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNlXdeMwbVo
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