Quinoa-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Source: Clean Eating Mag | Serves: 8 rolls | Time: 40 min



Changes: replaced caraway seeds with cumin seeds; replaced miso with tahini; replaced flaxseeds with flax meal; skipped chives; added Beyond Sausage


Ingredients

1 large head green or savoy #cabbage

2 tbsp Tubby Olive Baklouti Green Chili Olive Oil

1/2 yellow onion, diced

1 carrot, diced

1 stalk celery, diced

2 cups diced cremini #mushrooms

1 tsp cumin seeds

2 tbsp tahini

2 tbsp flax meal

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 cup finely chopped unsalted #walnuts

3 cups cooked tricolor #quinoa

1/4 cup feta (skip to keep vegan)

2 Beyond Meat sausages, cooked and finely chopped

1 1/2 cups all-natural marinara sauce



Instructions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Submerge whole cabbage in water, cover and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Drain water and carefully peel off 8 of the outer leaves.


In a sauté pan on medium, heat oil. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and caraway seeds and cook for 3 minutes more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and transfer mixture to a food processor. Add tahini, flaxseeds and pepper. Pulse to finely chop mixture while retaining plenty of texture. Add walnuts and pulse a few more times to incorporate. Transfer to a large bowl, add quinoa, cheese (if using), a Beyond Meat sausage and mix thoroughly.


To assemble, lay a cabbage leaf on a flat surface. Place a packed 1/2 cup of quinoa mixture on the leaf near the stem end, pressing the mixture into a compact oval, about half the length of the leaf. Fold the top of the leaf down toward the stem, then fold the 2 sides over the filling and roll up. Repeat with remaining cabbage leaves.


Into a large sauté pan or shallow pot, pour half of marinara, spreading out sauce to coat the entire bottom surface. Carefully place cabbage rolls, folded side down, in pan. Drizzle tops of rolls with remaining half of marinara. Cover and cook on medium-low for 10 minutes to heat through. To serve, use a spatula to transfer rolls to a plate, spooning a little sauce with them.


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