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Mediterranean Couscous Cabbage Rolls

November/December 2010

Your rating: None Average: 3.9 (46 votes)

We love the subtle flavor of cinnamon with fresh mint in these vegetarian cabbage rolls stuffed with couscous, olives and feta cheese. Don’t worry if your cabbage leaves tear a little when you pull them off the head; they will wrap up just fine. As a precaution you can cook a couple extra leaves and roll two partly overlapping if needed. Serve with roasted butternut squash tossed with olive oil, cinnamon and garlic. To double this recipe, use 2 large skillets and prepare one 4-serving recipe in each.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Loved it even though I skipped the last step (where everything is cooked together). "
Mediterranean Couscous Cabbage Rolls Recipe

15 Reviews for Mediterranean Couscous Cabbage Rolls

03/30/2014
Anonymous
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.

Uses cabbage
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01/05/2014
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.

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01/26/2013
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!

Delicious, easy to modify
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01/20/2013
Anonymous

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.

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01/20/2013
Anonymous

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.

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