Pork Dolmades, Cypriot-Style


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    as a Main
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The Secret of Spice: Recipes and ideas to help you live longer, look younger and feel your very best

By Tonia Buxton

Published 2019

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Apart from all the amazing spices in these dolmades, vine leaves are wonderful in themselves – there are many anti-ageing and heart health supplements made from them. Once you have made these, you can try using different fillings.


  • about 50-60 vine leaves
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions


Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.

To prepare the vine leaves: if using fresh ones, blanch them in a bowl of hot water to soften. If using bottled leaves in brine, just rinse them.

Gently heat the olive oil in a saucepan, then add the onions and sweat them, but