Mediterranean Quinoa Cabbage Rolls

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 303.2
  • Total Fat: 12.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 8.3 mg
  • Sodium: 634.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g

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You can also substitute whole grain couscous for 11g of protein, 334 calories and 9 grams of fiber. You can also substitute whole grain couscous for 11g of protein, 334 calories and 9 grams of fiber.
Number of Servings: 4


    4 1/4 cup(s) water, divided
    8 large Savoy or green cabbage leaves
    3/4 teaspoon(s) salt, divided
    1 cup(s) whole-wheat couscous
    2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
    4 clove(s) garlic, minced
    4 cup(s) chopped plum tomatoes
    2 teaspoon(s) red-wine vinegar
    1 teaspoon(s) sugar
    1/4 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
    1/3 cup(s) crumbled feta cheese
    3 tablespoon(s) chopped Kalamata olives
    2 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh mint, plus more for garnish


-Bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil in a large skillet. Add cabbage leaves, cover, reduce heat to medium-high, and simmer until softened, about 5 minutes.

-Bring 1 1/2 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in couscous, cover, and remove from the heat. Let stand for at least 5 minutes.

-Transfer the cabbage leaves to a clean work surface to cool. Discard the water and dry the pan.

-Heat oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, cinnamon, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the remaining 1/4 cup water. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are mostly broken down, 8 to 10 minutes.

-Meanwhile stir feta, olives, and 2 tablespoons mint into the couscous. Mound about 1/2 cup of the couscous mixture at the stem end of each cabbage leaf. Roll into a bundle, tucking in the sides.

-When the tomato sauce is ready, add the cabbage rolls seam-side down. Cover and cook until the rolls are hot all the way through and the cabbage is very tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Serve the cabbage rolls topped with the sauce. Garnish with mint, if desired.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NELLIONELLIO.

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