Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr
Remove the excess moisture from the veggies and cheese before assembling to help hold this dish together. From Vegetarian Times magazine, March 2010.
- 12 large savoy cabbage leaves
- cooking spray
- 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 3 small leeks, halved, white and light green parts cut into 1/2 inch thick pieces (1 cup)
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup vegetable broth
- 3 slices lemons
- 2 garlic cloves, minced (2 tsp.)
- 1 (15 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 8 ounces low fat cottage cheese, drained (or ricotta cheese)
- 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
- Blanch cabbage leaves in a large pot of boiling salted water 7 minutes, or until softened. Drain, pat dry, and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350*F.Coat 8" square baking dish with cooking spray.
- Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add leeks and broth. Season with salt, if you like. Place lemon slices on top and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to medium low and cook 25 minutes. Drain in colander, remove lemon, pat leeks dry and set aside.
- Heat remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes and cook 10 minutes, or until most of liquid has evaporated. Stir in parsley and season with salt and pepper, if desired.
- Place 3-4 cabbage leaves on bottom of prepared baking dish. Spread 1/4 cup of tomato sauce over leaves, top with 1/3 of leeks, dot with 1/3 ricotta(or cottage cheese), then sprinkle with toasted pine nuts. Repeat layering 2 more times, seasoning with salt and pepper between layers, if desired, and top with fourth layer of cabbage and sauce. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until it begins to brown on top. Enjoy!
Healthy and tasty! Interesting dish! Exactly the kind of dish I like to try and learn from with win-win results. It does come out liquidy, so draining the canned tomatoes might help, or not and leaving out the vegetable broth? Not exactly sure why the broth is needed?! I will definitely try again without it! Thanks, Sharon! Made for Veggie Recipe Swap.