Makaronia me Kima (pr. Mah-kha-RHO-niah MEH Kee-MAH), which literally means “Pasta with Ground Meat”, is a pasta dish with Spaghetti and Greek Meat Sauce, similar to Bolognese but with Greek flavours.
Homemade Lemon squash is made with only two ingredients. Lemon juice and sugar. Nothing like homemade lemon squash to beat the summer heat!
Loukoumades or Lokmades, as they are called in Cyprus, are Greek doughnuts. They take their name from the Arabic words “luqma(t) plural luqūm”, lokma and lokum or loukoumi, meaning morsel or mouthful. They are fried, shaped into small round ballls, served with honey, cinnamon and walnuts or plain in Cyprus dipped in sugar syrup.
Melitzanosalata is a traditional Greek vegan dip / appetizer made with eggplants which have been charred over charcoal or over an open flame, until the skin blisters, to get a smoky taste. The skin is then removed, as well as the seeds, if any, and the eggplant is either finely chopped, mashed with a fork or pureed.
Giouvarlakia, pronounced yiou-var-LA-kia, is a Greek soup with meatballs using ground veal, pork or chicken, rice, herbs and spices cooked and thickened with a lemony avgolemono sauce.
Spanakoryzo also written sanakorizo, pronounced spah-nah-KOH-reeh-zoh, is a traditional healthy and delicious Greek vegan dish, made with spinach and rice.
Bourekia me kima is a type of fried or baked pastry made with flaky homemade phyllo and filled with cooked minced meat.
Tambouli salad, also written as tabouli or tabbouleh, is a refreshing parsley salad, which is made with bulgur wheat tomatoes, onion, cucumber, fresh mint and dressed with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.