Greek Stuffed Cabbage Rolls is a healthy, hearty, and budget-friendly meal. These cabbage rolls are stuffed with a minced meat, rice, and fresh herb filling and served with a traditional Greek egg-lemon sauce.
It’s a healthy meal because cabbage is an anti-inflammatory food that prevents cancer, improves vision, improves brain health and has a greater amount of Vitamin C than oranges. Cooked along with olive oil, fresh herbs, egg, and lemon makes this dish a superfood-ish.
It’s nourishing homey taste and creamy texture make this a hearty dish. Plus, it’s a budget-friendly because with one cabbage (which is really cheap), some minced meat (cheap again), a tiny bit of rice (yeap! cheap also), 2 eggs, and one lemon (I feel like I am repeating myself…), you can make a pot of food for the whole family (that is if your family consists of 5-6 people).
In Greece, we call them “Lahanodolmades” (lahano=cabbage, dolmades=rolls), “Avgolemono” (avgo=egg, lemono=lemon). They’re cooked in a similar way to Stuffed Vine Leaves which are a good Vegetarian Or Vegan alternative to this dish.
Do I like them? My answer would be -Oh, boy! They’re amazing! In fact, they’re my favorite winter comfort food. I love the flavor of boiled cabbage, but along with the egg-lemon sauce, this stuffed cabbage rolls recipe tastes DIVINE.
The best thing about this dish is that it’s very light yet so fulfilling. It fills your tummy without it being greasy or heavy. And that’s what nourishing homey meals are all about.