Local Food

Homemade Pork Gyros 

Ingredients: pork tenderloin, cut into strips (800gr) 2 tbsps of olive oil 1 glove of garlic, chopped 1 grated onion 1 tbsp mustard (mild) 1 tb cumin ½ tb mixed spices 1...

Cheesy Eggplant Rolls

Ingredients 4 Eggplants 2 tbsp olive oil 1 chopped onion, 2 grated carrots 1 garlic clove (sliced) ¾ of the cup finely chopped canned tomato, ½ ts sugar 1 ts oregano 2 tbsp...

Black eyed peas with chard (Louvia me laxana)

Ingredients: 2 cups black eyed peas small lemon (juice) + 1 tsp lemon zest 1 bunch Cypriot chards olive oil & lemon for serving salt & pepper Method: Step 1 Put the...

Moungra

Moungra is a traditional Cypriot mezze which consists in cauliflower pickled in fermented bread dough and typically served as an appetizer or meze. It...

Bamia (Okra) with tomato sauce

Bamia is a vegetarian dish made with summer okra, tomatoes, onions, olive oil and seasonings. It is healthy and light and can be served hot...

Kolokasi (Taro Root)

Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1 kg kolokasi (taro) root ½ kg pork (lean belly pork or shoulder) cut into large cubes 6 tbsp olive oil 1 head of fresh celery,...

Tahini Dip

Ingredients: (Serves 4) 4 tbsp tahini paste 2 cloves garlic, crushed with salt Juice of 2 lemons 4 tbsp olive oil Cold water to thin Chopped parsley for garnish Preparation: Combine all the...

Cyprus snacks everywhere you go

Holidays in Cyprus consist of various activities - watersports, hiking, bycicling touring, visiting museums, attractions and archaeological sites - and as a result you...

A Trio of Fishy Dishes

Crab Salad (Kavourosalata) (Makes enough for 1 serving bowl) 3 dressed crabs (white and brown meat) 1 very finely chopped onion 1 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley Olive...

Halloumi, watermelon and mint salad

Halloumi cheese and fresh, juicy watermelon are a fantastic salty-sweet pair. In Cyprus, fresh halloumi slices are served with watermelon for breakfast or dessert,...

Cyprus potato salad

Try this warm Cyprus potato and tomato salad with feta and oregano for a classic taste of the Mediterranean! Ingredients Serves: 4 4 large Cypriot potatoes, scrubbed...

Traditional Bread

Ingredients: (Serves 2-3) 1 kg village flour 130g fresh yeast dough (prozymi) or 1 tbsp dried yeast ¼ tsp Salt Lukewarm water (enough to make a soft dough) Pinch cinnamon...

Eggs with Vegetables

A variety of veggies combined with eggs make a great end to the day. Ingredients: (Serves 4) Vegetable of your choice (i.e. wild asparagus, wild greens, spinach or chopped spring onion) 4-6...

‘Varosiotiki’ salad

Salads were traditionally one of the dishes ‘dominating’ the Cypriot table. The ‘Varosiotiki’ salad, a recipe by chef Ermis Panayiotou, can easily be the...

Cuttlefish in Wine

Slow cooked cuttlefish in red wine is a fantastic recipe which uses many ingredients that you will find in your store cupboard. Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1 kg...

Sheftalies

Wash the lamb cauls with plenty of cold water and let them settle in water and vinegar for a little while. Soak the bread crumbs...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Brandy Sour

The national cocktail of the island is undoubtedly the famous Brandy Sour, and although it is also enjoyed in other parts of the world,...

Agriculture Products of Spilia / Kourdali

1. “Karydaki” – walnuts The famous agricultural product of Spilia-Kourdali are the walnuts. The two rivers of the community are full with old and new...

Veal Stew Recipe (Stifado)

Ingredients -1 -1 1/4-pound veal, trimmed and cubed -1 kg shallots or small onions -4 tablespoons olive oil -1/2 cup red wine -1/3 cup vinegar -1 cup trimmed fresh...

Ravioles

This is pasta with a very Cypriot twist! The Ravioles (ravioli) are handmade village pasta made with flour, olive oil and eggs and has...

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Taste

Poulles (Υoung kolokassi)

Either you thrash the coriander seeds in a mortar, without making them into dust, or you gradually crush them in a blender. Remove the edges...

Pork cooked in wine

Crush the coriander seeds in a pestle and mortar or pulse-blend in a blender, taking care not to over-grind. Put the meat in bowl (not...

Lefkaritikos tavas – O ‘protinos’

Wash and dry the meat and rice separately. In a ‘tava’ (oven proof deep clay pot) first put a layer of five-six pieces of meat...

Local cuisine: An introduction

Rich in fresh ingredients and tasty herbs, offers the very best of Mediterranean culinary delights. Head out to a tavern and feast on a...