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Cyprus Taramosalata (Fish Roe Dip)

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Cyprus
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup tarama fish roe
  • 1 1/2 cups bread soaked in water and drained
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • It you are using fresh, unprepared roe then place in a bowl, cover with water and set aside to soak for 30 minutes (this removes the excess salt). Clean the roe, drain well then crush with a few drops of olive oil until you have a paste.
  • Scrape the paste into a bowl and mix in the bread, olive oil and lemon juice (add these a little at a time, alternating between them).
  • While adding these ingredients beat the mixture with a wire whisk until it comes together as a smooth paste. Turn into a serving bowl, garnish with lemon