Making dolmades at home

Few foods evoke the Eastern Mediterranean culinary ethos better than dolma, a staple technique of the Greek cuisine.

While ‘dolma’ actually refers to any stuffed vegetable (eggplant, onion, peppers, etc.), the most iconic of these dishes is the stuffed vine leaf.

Often referred to in the plural, vine leaf ‘dolmades’ are most commonly stuffed with a simple rice mixture, flavoured with salt, …