Didn't quite come together This was a rare miss on Eating Well. Instructions daunting and end result unpleasant. I choked it down for lunch two days in a row and then gave up and fed the rest to the chickens. (They loved it.) I'm a big fan of cabbage rolls and have made them before (husband is Syrian) and I really couldn't imagine someone following this recipe and being successful. Maybe Savoy cabbage is easier to use than regular cabbage? For a regular cabbage just boil the whole thing in a large pot of water (core it if you can) and pull the leaves off as they soften one by one. Won't tear so badly. Anyway the sweet of the sauce and the mint vs. the salty and savory of the olives seems like it should work but it just didn't for me. Also the cabbage leaves aren't cooked long enough to soften completely in a roll and the whole thing becomes a great big mess trying to eat it. Just buy a middle eastern cookbook and make lekhanah. Way better than this. Pros: Uses cabbage Cons: Flavor balance wrong
Yummy I made this recipe but had fits trying to roll the filling up in the cabbage leaves. I ended up just chopping the cooked cabbage leaves up and throwing them the couscous mixture and the tomato mixture together. It was delicious.
Amazing No Matter How You Cook It This recipe was DELICIOUS! I loved all the subtle flavors though I increased some of them. My cabbage leaves would not come off easily so I ended up chopping the cabbage and cooking it in the tomato sauce and serving it over the couscous. EXCELLENT! Pros: Delicious easy to modify
I tried to cut the recipe in half but forgot to cut the cinnamon sugar and feta in half. I don't know if that was why I loved this recipe so much or if I would've like it the way it is written. I also didn't add the olives. I would definitely make this recipe again.
Being vegetarian for 12 years I love new recipes. This was easy low fat and high protein. I did make it with red quinoa used an extra clove of garlic (because I love it) and added white pepper and served it with a slice of homemade rosemary bread but other than that it was wonderful! Pros: Easy to make
I changed a few things but enjoyed. I used Near East couscous (garlic & olive oil flavored) I also used feta with Mediterranean herbs for more flavor. I left out the olives (kids don't like). I used 2 cans of plain diced tomatoes instead of fresh. I mashed them a bit as they cooked down. Added extra mint sugar and vinegar to our liking. The sauce came out nice and tangy. I might add Boca Crumbles next time for the kids. Overall this is a good recipe that needs a little adjusting to your taste.
This is a good jumping off point for a lovely vegetarian entree. I made the recipe as listed for and Eating Well dinner party and the results were a bit bland. The other diners (not vegetarians) suggested adding some ground turkey or beef to the couscous mixture.