Local Food

Tomatoes with eggs

Score the bottom of the tomatoes crossly cut, put them in a pan of boiling water, let them cook for half a minute, drain...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...

Fasolada

Fasolada is one of the most popular dishes of Greek and Cypriot cuisines. It is called fasoláda as well as fasouláda or fasolia which...

Warm Halloumi and Peach Salad

A light, delicious and cool dish for summer nights. Ingredients: (Serves 2) 3 ripe but firm peaches, halved and stoned 250g Halloumi cheese 2 tbsp olive oil 3 red chicory,...

Koupes

Dating back to Phoenician times, Koupes are one of the island’s most ancient snacks. They are believed to have originated in Larnaka – the...

Red wine beef stew

It's a fact: Red wine and beef are such an elemental combination. However, this wine-braised stew, tender and succulent, is the ultimate one-pot meal! Ingredients: -1½...

Moussaka

This is one of the best recipes for moussaka. You can either cook the vegetables in the oven or fry them like our grandmothers...

Veggie suggestions in Cyprus

You may think that cypriot food is all meat and the truth is that Cypriots just like Greeks do know their way around a...

Talatouri

Talatouri is a sour yoghurt, garlic and mint dip, that is a popular accompaniment to barbecued meats, or in the national take-away of Souvlakia....

Kleftiko in paper (Kleftiko sto harti)

This famous dish of lamb and potatoes, seasoned with bay leaves and oregano, has an interesting back-story as well as being hearty and delicious. The...

Stuffed chicken with hiromeri and thyme sauce, with zucchini purée

First prepare the zucchini purée: heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions along with the zucchini until they become translucent. Add...

‘Nests’ with anari cheese

Butter the sheets of pastry crust and spread them out on a dish. Cook them in a 1800C preheated oven until they turn golden...

Zucchini blossoms with bulgur wheat

Cut the stems from the blossoms (if you want also remove the base leaves, the calyx), wash very well and drain. Sauté the onion with...

Chicken with orange and thyme

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Warm up the oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken pieces until golden. Place them in an...

Lamb chops with sweet and sour pomegranate sauce

Ask the butcher to clean the ‘handles’ of the chops, and to trim fat and fibres. Prepare the marinade: sauté the onion and...

Pork in wine with mushrooms and olives

Heat the oil in a wide, shallow pan or large, deep frying pan. Season the meat and sauté until nicely browned all over. Add...

Cheese truffles with dill

Place pine nuts in a non-stick frying pan without oil over low heat and stir well until they are golden and you can smell...

Souvla

Make cuts into each piece of meat so that they cook more easily inside and out. (This is especially important for larger pieces or...

Halloumi

In recent years, halloumi cheese (or hellim) has become more and more popular and it’s easy to see why. Described by culinary aficionados as one...

Pita Bread

The island’s cuisine wouldn’t be complete without Pita bread - the leavened flat bread made in ovals of varying sizes that can be split...

Art of the foukou

On Easter Day, if you can get yourself onto the high ground, you will be able to look around you and see columns of...

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Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...