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Bruschetta à la grecque

Ingredients:  1 baguette French bread or similar Italian bread ½ cup finely chopped fresh onion 6 medium, mature tomatoes 2 tablespoons vinegar 1 spoonful drained caper, 1 spoonful chopped parsley 4...

Beetroot mushroom risotto 

Ingredients: 2-3 tablespoons olive oil ½ onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic 3 mushrooms, sliced 3 beetroots, cooked and grated ½ cup white wine 1 ½ cup arborio rice (rice for...

Aubergine caponata

Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 4 aubergines, roughly chopped 1 tsp dried oregano 1 red onion, finely sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced ½ x 25g pack flat leaf parsley,...

Lasagne with anari and spinach

Ingredients: 18 lasagne noodles 1 kg (3 bunches) spinach, the leaves only, without the stems, well rinsed 400 g fresh anari 45 g (3 teaspoons) soft butter 50 g...

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...

Marinated Almond-Stuffed Olives

Ingredients 1 cup blanched almonds, toasted 3 cans (6 ounces each) pitted ripe olives, drained 3 jars (7 ounces each) pimiento-stuffed olives, undrained 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar 1/2...

Olive Oil & Olives

Known as ‘liquid gold’, olive oil is an integral part of the Mediterranean diet, enjoyed as a healthy dressing for salads, or as a...

Strapatsada

A delicious meal made with beaten eggs cooked in a tomato sauce, olive oil, and a touch of garlic and oregano. It’s served with...

Aromatic Greek-style Mulled Wine Recipe (Krasomelo/ Oinomelo)

Mulled wine recipe – Variations Mulled wine is a beverage made with red wine along with various of spices, like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, peppercorn, star...

Halloumi bread

Halloumi is a traditional Cypriot savory bread made by kneading chunks of halloumi cheese, onions, and mint into a bread dough. The dough is...

Cypriot Molokhia Recipe

Molokhia is a soup made with jews mallow, meat, and various herbs and spices. Each and every Arab country has their own rendition of...

Yogurt cake with almonds and honey syrup

Ingredients: 250gr. unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 tbsps. Lemon juice & 3 tsps. Lemon zest 3 big eggs 200gr.strain yogurt ¾ cup ground almonds- slivered 2 ½ cup self-rising...

Red pesto and olives pasta

Ingredients For the red sauce 5 (750gr.) mature, medium sized tomatoes-divided 1 sweet red pepper, split 1 medium red onion, sliced 4 cloves of garlic-cleaned ¼ cup olive oil salt, pepper For...

Sesame seed bars with chocolate

Ingredients: 1 ½ cup sesame 1 ½ cup unsalted, raw peanuts 1 cup sugar 3 tbsps. honey 1 tbsp. carob 2 tbsps. water 1 handful of chocolate chips Method: Step 1 Bake sesame for...

Marinated beef souvlaki

Ingredients: 1 kg beef steak (fillet or rib-eye), cut into cubes (slightly larger than pork) 1 red + 1 yellow + 1 green pepper cut into...

Spicy pork souvlaki with peppers and onion

Ingredients: 600gr. pork tenderloin- cut into small cubes for souvlaki, 1 tsp. oregano 1-2 rosemary sprigs 1 tsp. honey 2 tbsps. olive oil 1 tsp. sumac ½ cup Hellmann's Brazilian Spicy...

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...

Fried zucchini balls with halloumi

Ingredients: 6 medium zucchinis (approximately 1kg) 1 small onion, grated 1 large halloumi (about 250gr.), grated ½ cup simple flour 2 tsps. fine lemon zest 2 big eggs 1 tbsp. fresh...

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

‘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...

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Taste

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,...

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...

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...