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Greek and Cypriot recipes

Elies tsakistes


  • Green Olives
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Oregano
Elies tsakistes

Elies tsakistes


  • After picking the green olives from the olive tree, you will need a hammer or stone to smash them one by one lightly just to split the olive open.
  • Once this procedure has taken place with each olive, you Place all the olives in a large jar and soak them in cold water for a few days, changing the water on a daily basis.
  • After the few days (3 to 4 days), you will put the olives back in the jar in cold water but this time you will add three tablespoons of salt and a tablespoon of olive oil with a few slices of lemon. This will keep the olives firm and fresh for every time you will want to take out a handful for their preparation.
  • To prepare the olives for eating, you will take out of the jar the amount you want and place in a small bowl. You will pour over them a little olive oil, squeeze lemon to taste, put in a small piece of garlic and then sprinkle over them some dry oregano then taste the beauty of the Mediterranean. Now they are ready to serve.

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