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Greek taramasalata recipe

Taramasalata Recipe; Make Greek Fish Roe Dip at Home!

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer, look no further than this taramasalata recipe. This Greek dish is made from fish roe, olive oil, breadcrumbs, and lemon juice and can be served with pita bread or crackers. It’s perfect for a party or a casual get-together and will surely be a hit with your guests. So what are you waiting for? Stay with Cooking County and give this recipe a try today! 

taramasalata recipe

What is Tarama?

Tarama is a type of fish roe. It is made from the carp’s eggs and is pink or orange. The flavor of tarama is salty and slightly sweet. It is often used as a condiment or topping on sushi, sashimi, and Taramasalata.

History of Taramasalata

The word taramasalata comes from the Greek words for “fish roe” and “salted”. Taramasalata has been made since ancient times. The first known recipe for it was found in a cookbook from the 4th century BC. In the Middle Ages, it was a popular dish among Byzantine nobility. 

Cypriot taramasalata

Today, Taramosalata is widely available in supermarkets and is often served as an appetizer or meze. It is also a common ingredient in Greek salads.

How to Make Taramasalata?


  • 300 gr bread 
  • 1-liter water 
  • 1 onion 
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 200 grams tarama 
  • Lemon juice, from 2-3 lemons 
  • Lemon zest, from 2-3 lemons 
  • 100 grams of olive oil 
  • 200 grams seed oil pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


Step One

In a large bowl, pour 1 liter of water onto the bread and let it soak for one hour. Place a towel in another bowl and pour in the bread and water. Squeeze the towel until all the moisture is gone. Transfer the bread to a bowl and set aside.

Step Two

Peel an onion and cut it into 4 pieces. Then, beat the onion, garlic, and water until they are well combined. Transfer them to a bowl lined with a towel, and drain well until all the moisture is gone. 

Step Three

In a blender, add the mixture with the onion, garlic, tarama, bread, lemon juice, zest of 2 or 3 lemons (depending on their acidity), and pepper. 

Step Four

Beat for 3-4 minutes until the ingredients are homogenized, and the mixture is fluffy. Then, slowly add the olive oil.

pink Greek fish roe dip

How to Serve Taramasalata?

Your Taramasalata is ready! Serve it with pita bread, and enjoy!

Greek Fish Roe Dip

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