recipe stuffed grape leaves

It is heart friendly and contains a good amount of fiber, antioxidants, folate, magnesium and other nutrients. Its cholesterol and saturated fat free and helps prevent constipation. Diabetics can have this soup as one serving of carbohydrates.

Ingredients Grape leave stuffing:

  • 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried mint
  • 1 1/2 jars of grape leaves


  • Remove the grape leaves from the jar or use freshly cut leaves and soak them for 3 hours in cold water.
  • Wash the rice with water and soak it for 1 hour.
  • Mix the tomato, rice, parsley, coriander, pepper and lemon juice together.
  • Fill the grape leaves with the above stuffing mixture.
  • In a sauce pan, place stuffed grape leaves in layers over some tomato cubes then pour lemon juice and olive oil on top.
  • Add water on top and simmer it covered, on low heat, for about 90 minutes until cooked.
  • Serve with salad and low-fat or fat free yogurt or laban for a more balanced and nutritious treat.
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Serves: 6 (5 pieces per serving)
Calories per serving: 170
Fat per serving: 5 grams

Health Profile

Warak Enab is appropriate for people with heart disease, children, pregnant and lactating women and seniors. Diabetics can consume it (6 grape leaves = 1 serving carbohydrates). It is not recommended to be served to infants under one year of age or for people with chewing or swallowing difficulties. It is ideally served immediately and should not be kept at room temperature for more than 2 hours.