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Greek cabbage rolls

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

  • Low in Sugars Diet

    Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.

Method

For the cabbage rolls  

  • Place a pot with water on heat, add salt, and let it boil.
  • Cut the stem of the cabbage and then, put the cabbage inside the pot with the stem side facing down.
  • With a ladle, remove the outer leaves of the cabbage slowly and carefully. Follow the same process for 10-15 minutes until we remove all of the leaves.
  • Transfer the leaves onto a baking pan to drain and cool.

For the stuffing

  • In a bowl, add the ground beef, rice, and cumin.
  • Finely chop the onion, garlic, and add them to the bowl with the ground beef.
  • Finely chop the dill, mint, parsley, and add them to the bowl. Keep their stems aside.
  • Add salt, pepper, olive oil, and mix well.

To assemble

  • Take the stems of the herbs and place them on the pot’s bottom.
  • Cover the stems with 2-3 cabbage leaves. It would be better to use the smallest or the most “broken” leaves.
  • Take one cabbage leaf and cut the central nerve with a knife.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of the filling and roll. Follow the same process for the rest of the leaves.
  • Place the cabbage rolls into the pot, one next to the other. Make sure that you do not leave a gap between them, so they do not open while boiling.
  • Cover with a few cabbage leaves and place a dish on top in order to keep the cabbage rolls stable.
  • Fill the pot with water up to the dish’s height level. Transfer over medium heat and boil for 1 ½ hours. While they are boiling, if needed, refill the water. You need to always keep the water level up to the dish.

For the sauce

  • Place a pot on heat and add the butter.
  • As soon as it melts, add the flour and sauté.
  • Add the water in batches, by constantly stirring with a hand whisk until the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat.
  • Add the bouillon cube, the lemon zest and juice, pepper, olive oil, and mix.

To serve

  • Spread the sauce over the cabbage rolls, add finely chopped dill, olive oil, lemon slices, pepper, and serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

214
Calories (kcal)
11 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

12.0
Total Fat (g)
17 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

4.8
Saturated Fat (g)
24 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

16.0
Total Carbs (g)
6 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

2.5
Sugars (g)
3 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

8.9
Protein (g)
18 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.9
Fibre (g)
8 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.3
Sodium (g)
5 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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