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Stuffed Eight Ball Zucchini (Dolma) Recipe


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  • 6 eight ball zucchinies,
  • 1 cup bulghur, washed and drained,
  • 1 large onion, chopped,
  • 1 tomato, grated,
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste,
  • 1 tablespoon pepper paste,
  • 2 tsps ground red pepper,
  • Salt,
  • Black pepper,
  • Dry mint,
  • Red pepper flakes,
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses,
  • 1 cup water,
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil.

For sauce;

  • 1 tomato, peeled and diced,
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste,
  • 2 tsps ground red pepper,
  • 3 cups hot water,
  • Salt to taste.


  1. Sauté the finely chopped onions in vegetable oil until tender,
  2. Add the tomato and pepper pastes and stir for 1-2 mins,
  3. Add ground red pepper and stir,
  4. Add the bulghur to the pan and stir for 2 mins,
  5. Add the salt, spices and 1 cup of water,
  6. Cook on medium heat until the bulghur absorbs all the water, remove from heat, add 1 tablespoon of pomegranate molasses and stir well,
  7. Cut top of the zucchinies and gut with a dessert spoon,
  8. Stuff 3/4 of the zucchinies with bulghur mixture and lid with the pieces you cut
  9. Place them in the separate pan,
  10. For sauce in a bowl combine grated tomato, tomato paste, ground red pepper, salt and hot water,
  11. Add sauce into the pan,
  12. Cook until the zucchinies and bulghur is tender in low heat.

Bon appétit…



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