About this recipe:These canapes are as unique as they are delicious. A tasty combination of olives, Gorgonzola, nuts, basil, tomato and red pepper is used to stuff vine leaves. You can experiment and use more cheese if desired, or use a different type of nut. Walnuts would also work well!
100g chopped green olives
100g chopped Kalamata olives
90g crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
100g chopped macadamia nuts
5 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
4 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
3 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic
2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1/2 (500g) jar vine leaves, drained thoroughly
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Method Prep:45min › Ready in:45min
In a bowl, mix the green olives, Kalamata olives, Gorgonzola cheese, macadamia nuts, basil, tomatoes, pepper, garlic and dark brown soft sugar. Season with salt and pepper.
Lay each vine leaf flat, and place a heaped tablespoonful of the olive and Gorgonzola mixture in the centre. Fold or roll the leaves around the mixture. Chill until serving.