Cypriot Green Cracked Olives I first discovered them in Cyprus, the birthplace of Aphrodite thus it's also known as the "island of love" Therefore, it was my choice as a honeymoon destination and if you have never considered it you should. Their first - class hospitality combined with their generosity is what makes the Cypriots so loved. On my honeymoon, I acquired a new palatable experience.
I tried various dishes such as sheftelia, houmous, tahini, halloumi, flaounes, kolokotes (brown stuffed pastries) and I could go on and on. My favorite recipe was the cracked green olives) Cypriot green cracked olives a.k.a as Elies Tsakistes. They're a Cypriot specialty and it was something I had never tasted before. These olives are harvested when they are green not when they are ripe so they must be green. We found this exquisite appetizer in almost all taverns and restaurants in Cyprus.
When it comes to eating, family and friends play a very important part and everything I cook must be approved by their delicate taste buds. If they don't approve it doesn't go on my blog. So, the Cypriot Green cracked olives have not only been approved but when we have a gathering they always ask: Will you have Elies Tsakistes? I guarantee you too will love them. KALE OREXI!!
The ingredients can be bought here:
Fresh Green Olives (these olive are already in brine)