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What can you make with grape leaves besides dolmas?

Asked by occ (4003 points ) November 16th, 2012

I love the taste of stuffed grape leaves/ dolmas – but in particular I really love the leaves more than the rice. I’m wondering if there is anything else tasty to make with the leaves – can you sautee them like spinach or kale? I found a few recipes online for casseroles but am wondering if anyone here has ever actually tried grape leaves in anything but a dolma recipe. Do they have good nutritional value like other green leafy vegetables do? Thanks!

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XOIIO's avatar

Wow, no replies, and I googled, nada. I think your only option is tot ry changing it up or making it part of something else, idk. Here’s a coupld recipies/changes I found googling though.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/my-own-famous-stuffed-grape-leaves/

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/04/grape_leaves_with_bulgar_and_mint

http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=9&cad=rja&ved=0CG0QFjAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eatingwell.com%2Frecipes%2Flamb_rice_grape_leaves.html&ei=QWmnUMPFIKnwyQGNg4CYBw&usg=AFQjCNEAM39ZrjhiB2k8EVxBzZ3eRDvclA&sig2=AlHLl8qT7QCfMt3sPGxnmw

^ Sadly can’t shorten that one for some reason

And here’s one with more of a broad selection, don’t know if any of these will help.

https://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Grape_Leaves_627.php

snowberry's avatar

If it’s the taste you like, try chopping them up and using them like you would any other green leafy veggie. Instead of spinach in an omelette, mixed with or instead of your favorite kale or collard green recipe. How about an addition to salad? Sounds interesting, actually. Maybe I will try.

2davidc8's avatar

@XOIIO (This is off the subject, sorry OP) To shorten the URL, did you try TinyULR ?

Kardamom's avatar

So far I haven’t been able to find any other uses for grape leaves except in dolmas, or ethnic equivalents of dolmas, but if you like them and don’t want to make dolmas, you can Make Your Own Pickled Grape Leaves and just eat them like that.

Actually, here is something that’s a little bit different Whole Fish Grilled in Grape Leaves

I also found this decadent appetizer Grape Leaf Wrapped Camembert with Pesto

And here’s an interesting take on Greek domades, Vietnamese Grilled Beef in Grape Leaves

And here’s one that sounds very tempting, Quinoa Stuffed Grape Leaves

This next recipe is described as being vegetarian, but it definitey is not, but that’s OK. It just sounded good Crab Stuffed Grape Leaves

So far, this one sounds like it might be my favorite, Goat Cheese Stuffed Grape Leaves with Olives, Raisins and Mint

OK, I was wrong, this one seems to be my favorite. Grape Leaves Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Herbs and Honey

Either way, I’m in grape leaf heaven : )

2davidc8's avatar

Awesome set of food-and-recipes websites, @Kardamom and @XOIIO!!

XOIIO's avatar

@2davidc8 Oh yeah, that didn’t occur to me lol

Nad92's avatar

It’s an Arabic dish called wara’ dawali, you have so many way to make it. A family friend Made the dish for my family, she’s Lebanese and she added black Arabic coffee to it! Needless to say it was delicious.

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