‘Tiro’ is derived from the Greek word tiri (cheese) and kafteri means hot, so essentially tirokafteri means a hot cheese. Traditionally it is made with feta and hot peppers or chillies, but my version has a few extras.


  • 250 g Greek feta, cubed

  • 1 tablespoon Greek-style yoghurt

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried wild oregano

  • 1–2 small fresh chillies, seeded and fi nely chopped

  • handful of basil leaves

  • 2 spring onions, chopped

  • cracked pepper


  • 1.

    Mix all ingredients together well and serve as part of a meze plate or with crusty bread.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 137kj
  • Fat Total 11g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 3g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Sodium 384mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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This recipe is from My Greek Family Table, by Maria Benardis. RRP $59.99. Penguin Books.

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Posted by Ange13Report
An excellent recipe from a brilliant chef. My only other remarks are to buy AUTHENTIC Greek Feta and Yoghurt as others WILL detract from the flavours.