Cyprus Passion

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...

Makaronia me Kima (Spaghetti with minced pork meat)

What makes the Cypriot version of spaghetti bolognese so good? It must be the halloumi on top! Here’s our Makaronia me kima (Spaghetti with minced pork meat) recipe. Ingredients½ kg minced meat1 medium onion, chopped finely1 garlic clove, minced1 cup of water1 cup of tomato sauce1 tsp cinnamon1/2 cup of olive oil (100gr.)1 small bay leaf1/2 teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon sugar1/2 tablespoon black pepper1 cube...

Baklava Recipe

One of the most delicious and most popular desserts worldwide, definitely not a Cypriot dessert but we eat it a lot in our island! Here’s our baklava recipe:Ingredients1 pack of filo pastry for baklava4 cups of grated walnuts (raw and unsalted)10 tbsp. sugar2 tbsp. breadcrumbs1 +1/2 cups melted unsalted butter3...