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Cooking with Grape Leaves- Mediterranean Grape Leaf Salad

Happy Friday! I hope you are gearing up for the weekend and cooking up something tasty.

We have an abundance of grape leaves growing in our garden and I have enjoyed so very much making our oh-so-favorite dolmades (stuffed grape leaves). A few years ago I tried my hands on a few new recipes using grape leaves. Today I am sharing with you a super simple and VERY FLAVORFUL salad. I combined Greek and Persian cuisines together to create this Mediterranean grape leaf salad.  I love tabouleh and I was going with similar tastes.

Let’s get to the fun!!

Mediterranean Grape Leaf Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

Dressing:

Method:

  1. In a large bowl prepare the quinoa and brown rice. I used the Seeds of Change from Costco but you can most certainly make your own. You will need at least 1 cup and a half of cooked grains. See notes about what grains to use.
  2. After the grains are cooked, let them cool down.
  3. Prepare the salad makings. Dice the celery, cucumber, bell peppers, and green onions.
  4. Prepare the salad dressing.
  5. In a large bowl add the grains, then the chopped grape leaves. Add the chopped celery, cucumber, bell peppers, green onions, Kalamata olives, and pine nuts. Add the feta cheese and pour the dressing over.  Mix to combine and serve with fresh mint leaves.

Notes:

 

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