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Elies tsakistes

Elies tsakistes are green olives that traditionally are cracked with a stone, then washed and kept in salted water to get rid of the bitterness. These olives are enjoyed all year around and they can be found all over Cyprus!

Vegan, nut free, soy free, gluten free | Serves 12 | SIDE


  • 300g green olives
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds



1.Peel the garlic cloves and cut them in 4.

2.In a bowl, add the olives*, garlic cloves, the juice of half of the lemon and the slices of the other half, the crushed coriander seeds and olive oil and combine well.

3.Place in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 7 days.


*The green olives must be crushed and be kept in salted water for at least a month, before they can be used in this recipe.

*Best enjoyed after a day.



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