When we go on holiday we imagine eating outside every night. Why shouldn’t we? It’s a holiday after all, we should be allowed to indulge ourselves every now and then. After you’ve spent hours searching for perfect Crete villas with pools, however, sometimes all you want to do is relax in your stunning home and enjoy a nice homemade meal.
In a country where the temperatures tower above our British chills you can’t expect to be eating a wholesome casserole dish or a Shepherd’s Pie every evening. You’ve come to enjoy the culture and relaxing atmosphere after all, so why not enjoy a traditional Crete recipe?
Dakos – Cretan Koukouvagia
The delicious Cretan version of bruschetta, Dakos is a traditional meze also eaten as a light meal
3 barley rusks
6 tablespoons EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
2 large, ripe tomatoes, peeled and grated
1 cup fèta cheese or mizìthra cheese, grated
Salt to taste
Dip the rusks half-roll slices in water to soak a little and let them stand to drain.
Next, sprinkle them with olive oil and wait, until the oil seeps into the rusk. Salt as much as you wish, according to the saltiness of the feta cheese.
Top with the grated tomato and add the grated feta or mizithra cheese. Serve immediately.
This is a perfect recipe to help you relax and unwind after a busy day exploring the stunning island of Crete. In a hot country a salad is very much a go-to dish. It’s light, refreshing and can be adorned with so many varieties of fruit and vegetables that you will never grow bored. A traditional Greek salad includes black olives, onions and feta cheese!
There’s no reason to spend your evenings sitting in one of Crete’s many lively and romantic restaurants if you don’t want to. You can experience mouth watering Greek and Crete food right in the comfort of your own villa! For more yummy, easy to make Crete recipes, visit our Recipes from Crete page.