Greek Taramosalata: Creamy Fish Roe Dip

This popular Greek appetizer is great served before a meal with bread, crackers, and crudités
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Expand your repertoire of favorite dips to share before a meal with this favorite Greek fish roe based appetizer.

This recipe is courtesy of David Lebovitz.

6
Servings
200
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 90  Grams  white bread
  • Water
  • 100  Grams  fish roe (red or white)
  • small garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • 1/2  Cup  olive oil
  • 1/2  Cup  vegetable oil
  • 2  Tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  ground white pepper

Directions

Trim the crusts from the bread, break it into large pieces, and place in a medium bowl. Cover with water, then immediately grab the pieces of bread and squeeze most of the water out of them with your hands.

Put the bread, fish roe, and garlic in a blender or food processor. Turn on the blender to thoroughly combine the roe and bread.

Mix the olive oil and vegetable oil together in a measuring jug.

With the motor on the blender running, gradually pour the oils into the fish roe mixture, until it has all been added. Add the lemon juice and white pepper. Taste, and add more lemon juice if desired.

Scrape into a bowl and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Calcium, Ca
26mg
3%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
7µg
0%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
4mg
1%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
22mg
3%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
137mg
9%
Water
10g
0%

Greek Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Greek Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.

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