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A paste of fish roe, olive oil, lemon juice, and potatoes or moistened bread crumbs.

[Modern Greek taramosaláta : taramás, preserved roe (from Turkish tarama, soft roe, from verbal noun of taramak, to comb, card (wool), apply a finishing process, of Proto-Turkic origin; akin to Old Turkic tarāmaq, to comb, perhaps of Iranian origin and akin to Persian tār, string, cord, thread; see sitar) + saláta, salad (from Italian insalata, from feminine past participle of insalare, to salt : Latin in-, in, on; see in-2 + Vulgar Latin *salāre, to salt, from Latin sāl, salt; see sal).]
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We were brought a selection of dips and appetisers including tahini, taramosalata, olives tsakistes (in olive oil and garlic), fresh beetroot, warm, soft bread and a crispy, fresh salad to tide us over while the madness in the kitchen continued.
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Taramosalata (cod roe dip) is there, too, at $8, and it's worth having.
I tried six little dishes at Kos: Melitzanosalata (roasted eggplant spread); Tyrokafteri (feta with chili peppers); Tzatziki (yogurt cucumber dip with garlic and dill); sundried tomatoes and capers; and my favorites Kalamaria Toursi (pickled squid) and Taramosalata (whipped fish roe), served with their own freshly baked crusty and flat breads.
From the list of cold platesCA we saw Taramosalata, (caviar spread, $6); melitzanosalata (eggplant dip, $7); and plates with three ($10) or five ($15) items
It was taramosalata, a dip made with fish roe, lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil and topped with dulong and capers.
They include a dazzling array of bite-size items from marinated olives, taramosalata with prawn crackers to sword fish from the wood fired grill.
90 and come with several pieces of pitta bread, you can also choose tzatziki, taramosalata or skordalia - a puree of potato, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic).
Miss loves a dip and this was her heaven - taramosalata, tzatziki, humus, tahini, scordalia and sliced beetroots served with warm pitta bread, replenished on request at no extra charge.