Creamy taramosalata

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Creamy taramosalata - a quick and easy dip and snack for kids or for party appetisers - a classic Greek recipe

Could you just finish a whole bowl of taramosalata? If so this traditional Greek recipe will give you the best creamy, tasty dip to enjoy in just 5 minutes.
 
It’s great to serve with breadsticks as party food, appetisers, or even as kids’ snacks and lunch box additions.

 

Summary

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: None
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 1 bowl taramosalata

Creamy taramosalata - a quick and easy dip and snack for kids or for party appetisers - a classic Greek recipe

What is taramosalata dip?

Taramosalata is a savoury dip which is made with ‘tarama’. Tarama is cod roe which has been salted and cured. This is then blended with lemon juice, oil and either boiled potatoes or crusty bread. You end up with a creamy and luxurious dip.

Other recipes add ingredients like garlic, onion, or vinegar.

It’s usually served with breadsticks, pitta bread, or chopped vegetable crudités.

How pink should taramosalata be?

Although most people think of a bright pink dip when you say the word taramosalata, its natural colour is actually more of a pinky beige. Most taramosalata sold in stores has actually been dyed pink to make it look more ‘authentic’.

In reality the fish roe is red. So when it’s mixed with the bread and olive oil, this can give it a pinky tinge. However real taramosalata is actually more white than pink.

 

Creamy taramosalata

Ingredients

  • 100 grams fish roe, white
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (you can adjust up to 3 tablespoons to taste)
  • ½ loaf white crusty bread, submerged in cold water
  • 500 mls quality olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place your crusty bread in a bowl and cover with cold water. Let it soak for 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a mixer, blend your fish roe with 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  3. Scoop out the inside of your loaf of white bread. Leave the crusts and just take the insides.
  4. Squeeze the water out thoroughly with your hands. Add the bread to mixer and blend.
  5. Gradually add 500 mls olive oil to the mixer.
  6. Taste your taramosalata and adjust. If it needs more lemon, add another tablespoon lemon juice. If it tastes too bitter, add some more bread and olive oil.
  7. Blend again until smooth.

Creamy taramosalata – your step by step guide:

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Creamy taramosalata - a quick and easy dip and snack for kids or for party appetisers - a classic Greek recipe
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Blend the fish roe and lemon juice

Submerge the bread in cold water for a few minutes before you start.

Begin by blending the fish roe with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.

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Creamy taramosalata - a quick and easy dip and snack for kids or for party appetisers - a classic Greek recipe
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Add your bread

After the bread has thoroughly soaked, scoop out the inside of your crusty loaf.

Wring it out until it’s completely dry. Add it to the mixer.

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Creamy taramosalata - a quick and easy dip and snack for kids or for party appetisers - a classic Greek recipe
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Add the olive oil

Add 500 mls olive oil to the mixer as well and blend until you get a smooth creamy mixture.

Taste the mixture and adjust it as you like.

If you need to, you can add some more lemon juice. If it tastes a little bitter then add a little more bread and olive oil. Until it tastes just right.

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Creamy taramosalata - a quick and easy dip and snack for kids or for party appetisers - a classic Greek recipe
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Serve with seeded crackers

Serve with crispy crackers, breadsticks or vegetable crudités.

Enjoy this creamy taramosalata as party food, tasty appetiser or kids snack

Creamy taramosalata - a quick and easy dip and snack for kids or for party appetisers - a classic Greek recipe

 

Creamy taramosalata - a quick and easy dip and snack for kids or for party appetisers - a classic Greek recipe

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Creamy taramosalata

Could you just finish a whole bowl of taramosalata? If so this traditional Greek recipe will give you the best creamy, tasty dip to enjoy in just 5 minutes.

It’s great to serve with breadsticks as party food, appetisers, or even as kids’ snacks and lunch box additions.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Greek dip, taramasalata, taramosalata
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 bowl
Author Mas & Pas

Ingredients

  • 100 grams fish roe white
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (you can adjust up to 3 tablespoons to taste)
  • ½ loaf crusty white bread
  • 500 mls olive oil

Instructions

  • Place your crusty bread in a bowl and cover with cold water. Let it soak for 5-10 minutes.
  • In a mixer, blend your fish roe with 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  • Scoop out the inside of your loaf of white bread. Leave the crusts and just take the insides.
  • Squeeze the water out thoroughly with your hands. Add the bread to mixer and blend.
  • Gradually add 500 mls olive oil to the mixer.
  • Taste your taramosalata and adjust. If it needs more lemon, add another tablespoon lemon juice. If it tastes too bitter, add some more bread and olive oil.
  • Blend again until smooth.