How To Make Stuffed Grape Leaves This Holiday
This is a great appetizer and not as hard to make as it sounds.
3/4 cup chopped green olives
3/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
5 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
4 Roma (plum) tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Salt and pepper
1 (8 ounces) jar grape leaves packed in brine
Once everything is chopped and crumbled put it in a big mixing bowl and toss with salt and pepper to taste. You want to chop everything small and fine because you want them to come out bite-sized for appetizers. Lay each grape leaf flat and spoon some of the mixtures to the middle. Roll them up and stick with an appetizer toothpick to hold. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.