Celebrating Tsiknopempti (carnival season) in Cyprus and Greece
Today in Cyprus and Greece we celebrate Tsiknopempti (Τσικνοπέμπτη)
Tsiknopempti (Τσικνοπέμπτη) is part of the traditional celebrations of Apókries (Απόκριες), the Greek Carnival season. The celebration, normally translated as Smelly Thursday, Charred Thursday, or Smoky Thursday, centers on the consumption of large amounts of grilled and roasted meats. So here I present to you souvlakia, which are typically eaten today, but vegan 😆 you guessed right! 🌱 You can find the full recipe in the link in bio!
Traditionally, souvlakia are made with either pork or chicken, for my vegan version I'm using firm tofu!
This is how I like to enjoy them, plus with some tzatziki! Different cities use different dips, such as mayo, tahini, yogurt etc.