Cabbage Rolls with Tahini Sauce Recipe – A Delicious and Nutritious Twist on a Classic Dish

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  • Yield: 1 batch of Tahini Cabbage Rolls
  • Serving: 4-6 people
  • Prep time: 1::05 h
  • Cook time: 35 m
  • Ready in: 1:40 h
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Cabbage Rolls with Tahini is a delightful and nutritious dish that combines the subtle sweetness of cabbage with a rich, creamy tahini sauce. In this recipe, tender cabbage leaves are carefully wrapped around a savory filling, often a mixture of rice, herbs, and sometimes minced meat or additional vegetables, then drizzled or cooked in a flavorful tahini sauce. Ideal for a hearty meal, a unique appetizer, or as part of a larger feast, these cabbage rolls are a testament to the versatility and comfort provided by simple, wholesome ingredients.

The combination of the soft, steamed cabbage with the nutty, garlicky tahini sauce creates a harmony of flavors and textures. Whether you’re an enthusiast of Mediterranean cuisine or looking for a new and exciting way to enjoy cabbage, Cabbage Rolls with Tahini are not only satisfying but also a delightful culinary adventure, showcasing the rich and aromatic qualities of tahini in a comforting package.

Experience the rich flavors of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine with our collection of Dolma-Sarma Recipes, featuring a variety of stuffed vegetables and grape leaves, perfect for lovers of traditional and hearty dishes!


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Nutritional Values

1100 kcal
25 g
40 g
180 g
20 g
20 g


  • Instructions

    1-Carefully remove the leaves from the cabbage head. Blanch the leaves in boiling water for 2-3 minutes until they are pliable. Drain and set aside.

  • 2-In a bowl, mix the rice, tahini, onion, garlic, parsley, paprika, salt, and pepper.

  • 3-Take a cabbage leaf, place a spoonful of the tahini-rice mixture near the stem end, and roll it up, tucking in the sides to enclose the filling.

  • 4-Repeat with the remaining leaves and filling.

  • 5-Arrange the rolls seam-side down in a large pot.

  • 6-Pour the vegetable broth over the rolls, ensuring they are just covered.

  • 7-Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 30-40 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the cabbage is tender.

  • 8-Serve the cabbage rolls warm with lemon wedges on the side.

  • Conclusion

    Our Tahini Cabbage Rolls offer a unique and flavorful dining experience, combining the comfort of stuffed cabbage with the rich taste of tahini. These rolls are not only a feast for the palate but also provide a nutritious and satisfying meal. Whether you're hosting a special dinner or looking for a new recipe to spice up your meal rotation, these tahini cabbage rolls are sure to become a new favorite.

Smart Tips

  • Cabbage Leaf Preparation: Ensure the cabbage leaves are blanched just enough to be pliable but not too soft.

  • Filling Consistency: Adjust the amount of tahini in the filling to suit your taste and achieve the desired creaminess.

  • Rolling Technique: Roll the leaves tightly to prevent the filling from falling out during cooking.

  • Cooking on Low Heat: Simmer the rolls gently to avoid breaking them and to ensure the rice cooks evenly.

  • Serving Suggestions: Complement these cabbage rolls with a side of yogurt or a light salad for a complete meal.

  • Make-Ahead Option: Prepare these rolls ahead of time and refrigerate them before cooking for a convenient and quick meal option.

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