Whip up homemade taramasalata instead of using shop-bought. It’s easier than you might think and is a great addition to a grazing platter

  • Prep:20 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 233
  • fat 20g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 6g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 7g
  • salt 0.22g


  • 100g crustless stale white bread (about 5-6 slices)
  • 250g smoked cod's roe
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 75ml olive oil, plus a drizzle to serve
  • 75ml sunflower oil
  • toasted pittas, to serve


  1. Soak the bread in a bowl of cold water, then squeeze out the excess and tip into a food processor or blender. Cut through the thick skin of the roe lobes, scrape out the soft roe underneath and tip into the food processor with the bread. Add the onion, garlic, lemon juice and a good grind of black pepper, then whizz to a paste.

  2. With the motor running, gradually drizzle in the olive oil, then the sunflower oil, until everything is incorporated and you have a slightly thicker paste. Scrape the taramasalata into a serving bowl, drizzle with a little more olive oil and serve with toasted pittas for dipping.

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