Apr 14, 2012
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Trio of Greek Dips

By: Robby Goco of Cyma

Trio of Greek Dips

Begin your journey to the Greek isles with these tasty, tangy dips. Drizzle with a generous amount of olive oil and serve with grilled pita bread for a winning combo.

Serves 6 to 8 Prep Time 15 minutes

Serves 6 to 8 Prep Time 30 minutes

Serves 6 to 8 Prep Time 30 minutes


For the Htipiti
5 finger peppers, roasted and peeled, plus extra for garnish        
500 grams feta cheese
juice from 4 lemons
1 cup olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper

For the Melitsanozalata
500 grams eggplant
1 tablespoon minced garlic
5 tomatoes, diced, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
1/3 cup yogurt
1/3 cup olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
juice from 1 lemon
pinch of salt and pepper

For the Tzatziki
1 kilo cucumber, peeled
200 grams yogurt
20 grams dill, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
pinch of salt and pepper
olive oil for drizzling
olive for garnish


1  Make the Htipiti: In a blender, puree peppers, cheese, and lemon juice. Slowly add olive oil. Puree until smooth.

2  Season with salt and pepper.

Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with a whole roasted pepper, to let guests know that the dip is spicy!

Make the Melitsanozalata: Grill eggplants until charred. Let cool and peel.

5  Chop eggplant roughly and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix together. Season with salt and pepper.

Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with tomatoes and parsley.

Make  the Tzatziki: Using a box grater, grate cucumber and squeeze out as much water as possible.

Mix cucumber with the rest of the ingredients until well blended. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with an olive.


Photography by Miguel Nacianceno | Recipe by Robbie Goco of Cyma Restaurants | Styling by Paulynn Chang Afable | Props From Rustan's Department Store (white plate with embo

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  • celestin Jul 05 2012 @ 12:07pm View all replies1 Report Abuse
    I love YUMMY MAGAZINE Its very informative. More Power to all the staff who keeps on featuring the best places to eat and where to buy the best and fresh supplies. Yummy pages really makes one feel hungry and craving for the yummy dishes. Hello to Chef Marie Gonzales of Healthy Approach column.
  • Daisy Apr 27 2012 @ 05:15pm View all replies2 Report Abuse
    I’m stealing this recipe, it sounds wonderful!!! Love it.
    Thanks for sharing!
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