Taramasalata recipe

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20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 113 kCal 6%
Fat 7g 10%
  -  Saturates 1.5g 8%

Make your own taramasalata with this simple recipe. Smoked cod’s roe, garlic and lemon juice give this Greek-style dip plenty of flavour


  • (30g/1oz)1 slice stale white bread, crusts removed
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 125g (4oz) smoked cod’s roe
  • 1 peeled and crushed clove of garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Seasoning to taste


  • Tear slice of stale white bread into a bowl. Add milk and leave for 10 mins or until it absorbs the milk.

  • Remove the membrane from smoked cod’s roe and put in a food processor with garlic. Whizz to mix.

  • Add softened bread, fresh parsley, olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning to taste.

  • Serve on toasted baguette, or with radishes and hard-boiled quail’s eggs, or halved Chantenay carrots, or carrot and celery sticks, for dipping.

Top tip for making Taramasalata

Variations: For a thinner consistency dip, add more milk or water.

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