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Vegetarian Grape Leaves

Vegetarian Grape Leaves

A juicy vegetarian dish made in one pot that will fill you up, but leave you wanting more.
5 from 5 votes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker


Grape Leaves and Stuffing

  • 1 ½ jars pickled grape leaves
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 6 medium tomatoes diced
  • 2 bunches curly parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried mint
  • 2 lemons juiced or 2 teaspoons citric acid
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 cups short grain rice
  • 2 teaspoons seven spices (all spice)


  • half of a ¼ teaspoon seven spices (all spice)⁣
  • salt to taste
  • ½ cup lemon juice or ¼ teaspoon of citric acid
  • cup olive oil


  • Soak grape leaves in water for 15 minutes, then place in strainer. ⁣
  • Mix the stuffing ingredients then place in another strainer and over a bowl to collect the juice.  Taste it and adjust salt if needed.⁣
  • Get a grape leaf and cut the stem off.  Lay it flat on a hard surface, rough side facing up.  Fill with about ½ tablespoon of stuffing.⁣
  • Fold from the right side of the leaf, then left side and begin tightly rolling. Place in the pot. ⁣
  • Tip: Lay about 6 leaves at once and place filling on each and roll one by one for quicker results.⁣
  • Once finished, strain the juice of the rice mixture and add over the rolled leaves in the pot. ⁣
  • In a bowl add the “broth mixture” ingredients listed above then mix, taste, and pour over the rolled leaves placed in pot. ⁣
  • Set pressure cooker on rice mode for 18 minutes.
Keyword dolma, easy chicken sandwich, grape leaves, quickmeals, vegetarian
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