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Chard & cannellini dolmades with tahini and orange dip

Chard & cannellini dolmades with tahini and orange dip

Perfect for snacking, picnicing or as part of a mezze feast, these chard & cannellini dolmades with tahini and orange dip are delicious and nutritious in equal measure. 

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VeganSource of fibre1 of your 5 a day
  • Serves4
  • CourseSnack
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook10 mins
  • Total time30 mins


  • 25g Cooks' Ingredients Tahini
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 200g swiss chard
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 50g red onion, chopped
  • 2 clove/s garlic, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp dried wild oregano
  • 400g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 130g brown rice, cooked
  • 10g dill, stalks removed, finely chopped
  • 30g sultanas
  • 4 pitta breads, toasted


  1. Whisk the tahini, orange juice and vinegar together. Season and set aside. Remove the chard stalks. Finely chop them and any leaves not big enough to use as wraps. Put 12 large leaves to one side.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan with the chard stalks, onion, garlic, oregano and seasoning. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the beans and vinegar. Use a potato masher to crush and mix everything together. Stir in the cooked rice, dill and sultanas.

  3. Bring a large steamer over a large pan of water to the boil. Meanwhile, place the reserved chard leaves rib-side up on a board and push down so they lie flat. Place a spoonful of filling at the bottom centre of each leaf and shape into a sausage. Fold the bottom of the leaves up and over the filling, then fold the two sides in and roll up to the top.

  4. Steam, seam-sides down, for 5 minutes until piping hot. Serve with the dip and toasted pitta breads.

Cook’s tip

Swiss chard is a leafy green vegetable that provides a variety of vitamins and minerals. These include vitamin A, vitamin C and folate, all of which have a role in maintaining a healthy immune system.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,536kJ/ 365kcals



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