Cypriot Cuisine in Cyprus

Cypriot Cuisine (Greek: κυπριακή κουζίνα) Food for Cypriots means a feast. Frequently used ingredients are fresh vegetables such as courgettes, green peppers, okra, green beans, artichokes, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and grape leaves, and pulses such as beans (for fasolia), broad beans, peas, black-eyed beans, chick-peas and lentils. Pears, apples, grapes, oranges, Mandarin oranges, nectarines, mespila, blackberries, cherries, strawberries, figs, watermelon, melon, avocado, citrus, lemon, pistachio, almond, chestnut, walnut, hazelnut are some of the commonest of the fruits and nuts.The best-known spices and herbs include pepper, parsley, roka, celery, thyme,oregano, artisha (cumin), kolyandro/kolliandros (coriander),mint and basil. Meats are usually grilled over charcoal (souvla / souvlakia).

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