Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Cure Your Own Olives

With the exception of Throubes (an olive from the island of Thassos that’s picked when fully mature), olives straight off the tree are hard and bitter. Curing is what removes the bitterness. Once cured, olives can be stored with flavorings (lemon, oregano, garlic, and others), but the first step is the curing. Ancient Greeks cured olives by […]

Stuffed Roasted Rabbit with Olives & Caper – Kouneli Yemisto

In Greek: κουνέλι γεμιστό, pronounced koo-NEH-lee yeh-mee-STO Olives, capers, and rosemary mark this fabulous recipe for whole roasted stuffed rabbit. Prep time includes 4 hours of a vinegar bath to remove any gamey taste, and the final dish is fabulous! Prep Time: 4 hours Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Total Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 dressed rabbit, about 4 – […]

Fried olives

Ingredients: 300gr stuffed green olives 200 g flour 1 small glass of beer 2 egg whites 1 lemon (peel) 3 spoons of grated cheese 3-4 spoons of grated rusk salt For frying Olive Oil Method: In a big bowl whip the egg whites, then beer and slowly add flour, while whipping the mixture till it’s […]

Marinated Mixed Olives

This is a nice way to serve olives. The marinade is a delicious and colorful combination. It’s served as a “mezé,” which in Greek means something to nibble on: An appetizer to be served with an aperitif before dinner. Ingredients:  1 cup Kalamata olives 1/2 cup oil cured olives 1/2 cup green olives Zest of 2 lemons 1 tablespoon […]

Black Eye Beans with Greens

Ingredients: 2 cups of dry black eye beans boiled 1 dry onion finely chopped 1 cup of water (hot) 1 tomato finely chopped 3 fresh green onions 3-4 small leeks 1 bunch of fennel 1 bunch of chard roughly chopped 1-1 1/2 cup of virgin olive oil Sea Salt Black or Green Pepper Cumin (optional) […]

Octopus Salad with Oregano Oil

Greeks eat a lot of octopus, and a cold octopus salad is a common meze (appetizer) served with raki or ouzo, the local anise-flavored liqueurs. This is my take on the classic, which uses olive oil infused with fresh oregano as well as green olives steeped in bitter Seville orange juice. Prep Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes Total […]

Ancient Greek Cuisine – Olive oil

There is no doubt that olive oil is the most typical Mediterranean staple. It is the first ingredient that comes to the mind of laymen and nutritionists whenever mention is being made of the Mediterranean eating habits. The latter occurs because only in the region of the Mediterranean is olive oil so omnipresent in the […]

Octopus Salad

Ingredients: One 300 gr octopus -cleaned, washed and cut into large pieces 1 and ½ litre water 1 tablespoon salt 100-150 gr onion -finely chopped 250 gr ripe tomatoes -peeled and cut into small pieces 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 2 spring onions -finely chopped 90 gr green cocktail olives -cut through the middle 2 tablespoons […]

Athenian Salad (Salata Athenas)

Ingredients: 1 medium head lettuce 1 bunch romaine 10 radishes, sliced 1 medium cucumber, sliced 6 scallions (with tops), cut into 1/2−inch pieces 1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil 1/3 cup wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 24 Greek or ripe green olives 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 (2 ounce) […]

Elies tsakistes

Ingredients: Green Olives Olive Oil Fresh Garlic Oregano Method: 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 […]