Cyprus Recipes

Traditional Cyprus Recipes …

This collection of Cyprus recipes are an introduction to one of the most delicous and healthy Mediterranean diets in the world.

I’ve lived in both Greece and Cyprus and found that many of the recipes are the same. Some may have slightly different ingredients but basically are the same.

MOUSSAKA

moussaka recipeA traditional Cyprus recipe which is often referred to as Greek Shepherds Pie is made in a variety of ways.

It can be made with meat (this can be replaced with quorn or soya) and aubergines or with a mixture of aubergines, courgettes and potatoes.

Moussaka Recipe  >>

Fassoulia Yiahni Recipe >>

(Beans in Tomatoe Sauce)


KEFTEDES

Authentic meatballs that melt in the mouth made in Cyprus and Greece. Can also be vegetarian (see recipe).

Party size nibbles and large meatballs which are excellent with salad, chips and humus.

Keftedes Recipe>>


YEMISTA

yemista recipeYemista is a variety of vegetables stuffed.

Often used are courgettes, aubergines, tomatoes, potatoes, onions and peppers. These are stuffed with rice and herbs and then roasted in the oven.

Yemista Recipe >>


AFELIA

(Marinated pork in wine)Afelia is a traditional dish eaten in both Greece and Cyprus.

Afelia Recipe >>


HALLOUMI

Halloumi can be used in a variety of ways and is included in many recipes.

Cyprus has many other delicious cheeses but this one is unique to Cyprus and incredibly tasty!

Halloumi Recipes >>


Cypriot Easter Bread Recipe

FLAOUNES

Flaounes These traditional Cypriot Easter Breads are very easy to make and totally delicious.

The mastica and special flaoune cheese gives that authentic taste.

Flaounes Recipe >>


Greek Easter Bread Recipe

TSOUREKI

tsoureki In contrast to Flaounes which are Cypriot, Tsoureki originates from Greece and is widely available in bakers, supermarkets and cake shops in Cyprus.

Decorated with almonds and dyed red hard boiled eggs which represent the resurrection of Christ.

Tsoureki Recipe >>


Recipes for New Year Cake, Christmas & Weddings

VASILOPITA

vasilopitaNew Year cake traditionally eaten on the feast day of St Basil (Ayios Vasilis) which falls on the 1 January – New Years Day.

Very yummy plain cake, similar to panettoni and great for breakfast or with your morning coffee.

Vasilopita – St Basils Cake Recipe >>


KOURABIEDES

kourabiedesKourabiedes are Greek shortbread covered in icing sugar.

They are traditionally eaten for New Year and Christmas and for weddings and christenings (baptism).

Kourabiedes Recipes



LOUKOUMADES

loukoumades These tasty Honey (Meli) Balls (small doughnuts) are very popular throughout Mediterranean countries.

They are great for adding inches to your waist and totally delicious full of walnuts, sweet syrup and cinnamon.

Loukoumades Recipe >>



BAKLAVA

Baklava Baklava and Kataifi (known as shredded wheat as it resembles the small cereal) are some of the most popular cakes in Cyprus, Greece and throughout Europe and the Middle East.

There are many variations of the recipe. It’s mouth-wateringly delicious and easy to make in 30 mins!

Baklava Recipe >>

GALOMBRAMA

GalompramaGalombrama translates to ‘Good Thing’ which it really is :)

There are a variety of ways to make this delicious cake which is very easy to make and excellent with coffee or tea at any time of the day.

Galombrama Recipe  >>

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