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Is Sarma vegan? 

by Fabian Jackson

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Have you been craving some traditional sarma rolls, but you’re not sure whether or not they’re vegan? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to have your questions answered. 

Sarma

Sarma is a Southeastern European cousin of the popular dolma and is traditionally stuffed cabbage leaves usually filled with rice or mincemeat. As well as cabbage leaves, sarma can also be wrapped in patencia dock, collard, grapevine, kale or chard leaves.

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Is Sarma vegan?

Yes and no, really. When the sarma are stuffed with mincemeat then they’re clearly not vegan nor vegetarian. However, when just filled with a rice mix and no animal derivatives then they can indeed be vegan-friendly. 

Vegan sarma recipe

Check out this vegan sarma sa Orasima recipe from The Balkan Hostess.

Sarma cabbage rolls in a baking dish

Photo credit: The Balkan Hostess

Are you going to make some vegan sarma tonight? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. 

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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