Greek Fish Roe Dip (Taramosalata)

Traditionally this is one of the dips that we eat on Clean Monday, but it is eaten all year round especially by me. :0  If you have travelled to Greece and have eaten at one of  the lovely fish tavern you surely must have tried Fish Roe Dip otherwise known as Taramosalata, and it so happens that it is usually one of the first dips on the Menu under Appetisers.

I was able to find Fish Roe Paste in a lovely greek deli the other day, and this was really a lovely surprise for me.  The owner of the store was so kind, as we have been shopping there every since we moved to the Netherlands.  He doesn’t have a wide variety of products but the few that he has are fantastic, and he was so sweet that he actually gave me the paste as a gift. 🙂  

So, I mentioned earlier that I love this dip, let me tell you the first thing I do after saying my hellos to family and friends (and don’t laugh hehehe) I hit the supermarket to pick up Taramosalata and a few other things that I can’t find here. 🙂 Then off to  my favorite greek bakery and buy some warm fresh baked bread that was just taken out of the oven…:)  run back to where ever I am staying and enjoy dip and bread with a lovely glass of white wine. 🙂



  • 1 cup of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 3 tablespoons of Fish Roe Taramas
  • 5 pieces of Rye Bread Slices soaked in water
  • 1/2 cup of Lemon Juice


  1. Squeeze excess water out of bread and add into a food processor.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of the Fish Roe Paste into the processor.
  3. Continue by adding the lemon juice.
  4. Beat mix for about 5 minutes.
  5. Then the final step is to add the oil and continue to beat until all is nicely combined.

Comments (12)

  • This dip looks delicious, Sophie! I am going to try it as we like dips at home as well! :-) I will follow your example and will have a glass of wine too <3
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Great!!! Yep a nice glass of wine is always a good choice :)
    Ah... :-) That is so true <3 :-)
  • Delicious! Love such dips, and anything with fish roe. :)
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Thank you so very much :)
  • mistimaan 1 year ago Reply
    Nice recipe
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Thank you P! :)
  • I always wondered how you get the pink color when I saw it in the supermarket. Now I know it :) Thanks for sharing, Sophie!
  • kasiawrites 1 year ago Reply
    I must say that this is one of those things that taste better than they sound, At least to me :)
  • dtills 1 year ago Reply
    This looks interesting Sophie! Is there a difference between fish roe and caviar? Of are the two terms interchangeable? 🧐
    foodzesty 1 year ago Reply
    Thanks Dee...:) I think I will explain this to you via email. hehehahah
    dtills 1 year ago
    haha that complicated huh!!

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