10 Traditional Foods to Enjoy in Cyprus

10 Traditional Foods to Enjoy in Cyprus

You will find that Cypriot cuisine takes its ingredients and flavors from signature Greek and Turkish fare.  A typical Cypriot dinner will start with appetizers, dips, and salads, followed by main dishes that are mostly meat-based, and end with dessert and traditional strong coffee that’s brewed right on the island.

1. Meze

A traditional selection of hot and cold appetizers, meze is basically Cyprus’s equivalent to tapas. A meze platter could include Mediterranean specialties like Tzatziki—a yogurt dip made with garlic, cucumber, and olive oil; Tahini, which is a paste of crushed sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon, and garlic; Taramosalata, a type of fish roe mixed with pureed potatoes, olive oil, lemon juice and onions; Hummus, a traditional pureed chickpea and tahini dip; and Haloumi, which is grilled and spiced soft goat or sheep’s cheese.

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