Make your own taramasalata with this simple recipe. Smoked cod’s roe, garlic and lemon juice give this Greek-style dip plenty of flavour
Serves: 6
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time:
Total time: 20 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Mid-price


  • (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


  1. Tear slice of stale white bread into a bowl. Add milk and leave for 10 mins or until it absorbs the milk.
  2. Remove the membrane from smoked cod’s roe and put in a food processor with garlic. Whizz to mix.
  3. Add softened bread, fresh parsley, olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning to taste.
  4. Serve on toasted baguette, or with radishes and hard-boiled quail’s eggs, or halved Chantenay carrots, or carrot and celery sticks, for dipping.

Nutritional information per portion

fat 7.0g saturates 1.5g calories 113(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.