Cyprus Passion

Tzatziki

Tzatziki is also known as ‘Talattouri’ in Cyprus. So, what is Tzatziki you may say? Well, it is a creamy dip made with simple yet fresh ingredients that make it refreshing and tasty. The base is yoghurt and cucumber add a few more ingredients to give it a flavourful taste...

Greek salad

One of the most simplest and healthy foods you can eat is a salad. Now try eating an amazingly mouthwatering Greek salad. An authentic Greek salad. Your taste buds with be dancing!Salads in Cyprus are served almost always during lunch and dinner and sometimes even breakfast. The traditional Greek salad...

Hummus Recipe

When eating out a Taverna most places will bring you started which are traditionally dips, salad, olives and bread. One of those tasty dips is Hummus. Now traditionally Hummus is known to be from the Middle East, however we in Greece and Cyprus, have been making it since forever. As...

Eggplant in tomato sauce

What you will need4 – 5 large eggplants2 large onionsGarlic to taste1 large tablespoon of tomatoe paste2 cups of grated tomatoes (fresh or canned)1 tablespoon of vegetable stock powder1/5 cup of white wineSalt to tastePepper to taste3 tablespoons of Dried Oreganon½ cup of Olive oilFetta cheese (optional) Instructions: First cut...

Octopus Salad

We can all agree that octopus it's not just tasty or nice, octopus it's super delicious! It is a fact that octopus is on the menu of every seafood tavern in Cyprus. Even though that cooking octopus at home might seem intimidating to an under-confident chef, is it not as...

Loukoumades (Cypriot Doughnuts)

Loukoumades are a popular dessert enjoyed all throughout Cyprus. Loukoumades are small pastries made of deep-fried dough, soaked in sugar syrup. Loukoumades are not exclusively Cypriot and they are enjoyed by people all over Greece too. In Cyprus the tradition is to serve Loukoumades in the sugar syrup only but in...

Elies Tsakistes (Coriander crushed olives)

Elies Tsakistes (Coriander Crushed Olives) are a popular meze (appetiser) all throughout Cyprus. Elies Tsakistes are crushed green olives marinated with coriander seeds, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. The word "tsakistes" in Greek translates to "cracked" because of the method used to make this olive dish. Traditionally each olive...

Mahalepi

Cooking Mahalepi is so easy and is typically made from just 4 ingredients; nisiaste, water, rose water and sugar. Mahalepi is usually made in the Cypriot summer time and served cold. Nisiaste powder is made from grinding corn kernels which have been sundried. When cooked, nisiaste is similar to a...

Tahini (Tashi)

Tashi is a popular dip made from a crushed sesame seed paste known as Tahini. Tashi is enjoyed by people all throughout Cyprus! Cypriots usually serve their Tashi dip with pita bread and mezes or as a sauce alongside grilled meat like pork or chicken souvla.Tashi is a simple dip...

Cypriot olive pies – Eliotes

Eliotes are known as Olive Bread or Olive pies. It is a tradition in Cyprus to make these while fasting but as the years go by this tradition has expanded and we make these whenever we like.  However, we still do eat them more so while fasting. Eliotes can be...