In the Cretan menu, olives are one of the basic ingredients of a daily diet. They are consumed both as a whole and as a component of various dishes. One of the many ways of serving olives is making a paste out of them. It is a healthy alternative to various spreads prepared on the basis of mayonnaise. In local shops you can easily buy ready-made pastes with fewer or more additives. The most basic ones can be used as a basis for preparing your own paste.
Although olives form the basis of the Greek diet, however, eating them in the form of a paste does not belong to the basic canon of Greek cuisine. It is rather a new acquisition. It is worth knowing, however, that the olive paste served with bread was the typical food of the Cretans during the war. Nowadays, it is often served in taverns along with other mezes. It was in Rethymno we ate the best olive paste under the sun :)
This is one of those additives that looks worse than it tastes. It is intended primarily for those who love the taste of olives. It is worth experimenting with olive paste experimentally with various additives, eg garlic, oregano, feta or anchovies.
The best to prepare will be big meaty black Greek olives called throubes. Alternatively, you can use the more popular kalamata variety. However, if you can not use whole olives, you can use the finished paste as we wrote above. However, it should be noted that the list of ingredients is as short as possible and devoid of E-chemistry.
1. Mix all ingredients for a while in a shredder.
2. Prepare olive paste a bit earlier because it becomes more intense when different flavors merge.
3. After preparation, it can be stored in the refrigerator. The paste should be transferred to a small jar and then poured over with oil.
Dakos called also koukouvayia is one of the most popular meze in Crete. Some say it is a Greek bruschetta. It is a simple and fast snack, at the same time very healthy and tasty.
Feta from the oven is a great way for a quick and very tasty dish that will appeal to fry-eaters and lovers of Greek cuisine. The absolute condition of success is the use of the original Greek fete and not the Polish substitute, which has nothing to do with real feta. As with other dishes, there are several ways to prepare feta from the oven. If the dish is to fulfill the task of a snack, we only need one feta packet for 2 people.
When looking for new ways to prepare asparagus, we took inspiration for the Greek cuisine. Although they are not included in the traditional ingredients of Greek cuisine, the modern Greeks eat these vegetables and have their own ways of preparing them. Following them, we have prepared a slightly original recipe, in which simplicity, olive oil and feta reign. In our opinion, a fantastic dish came out of it.