The 7 best fake spreads that you can’t tell from the original ones

Get inspired by fake spread recipes that are easy and taste great.

You can enjoy the taste of spreads on a weekday, but you can also prepare them as an interesting treat on the occasion of a birthday or other celebration.

Bon apetite!

Celery Carrot Mock Lobster Spread

Prepare a recipe that is full of healthy ingredients and can serve as a truly luxurious treat.


  • 90 g of celery
  • 60 g of carrots
  • 50 g of mayonnaise
  • 1 spring onion
  • lemon juice (from half a lemon)
  • a pinch of sugar
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Grate the washed and peeled celery and carrots and immediately sprinkle with lemon juice.
  • Finely chop the spring onion and add it to the celery and carrot mixture.
  • Salt everything lightly, add half a teaspoon of powdered sugar, mayonnaise and mix well.
  • Serve the finished carrot spread with mock lobster and celery with your favorite, preferably whole grain, pastry.

White vegetable spread with mayonnaise in a white bowl.

If you like homemade products, you can bake your own bread. When choosing, be inspired by reviews of home bakeries .

Hot Mock Crab Spread

Are you used to lukewarm or cold food? Looking for a really interesting recipe?

Then try the spread a little differently.


  • 2.5 teaspoons of mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of dried garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (you can substitute cayenne pepper)
  • 230 g of processed cheese
  • 450 g surimi sticks (imitation crab meat)


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine all ingredients except the surimi sticks.
  • Place this mixture in the microwave and heat, in 30-second intervals, for two minutes. Always stir the mixture between intervals so that the flavors combine properly.
  • Once the mixture is warm, carefully stir in the surimi sticks, cut into larger pieces.
  • Cover the bowl and put it back in the microwave. Heat for 2 minutes until the spread is hot.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste as needed.
  • Serve the spread hot with crackers or bread or vegetables.

A spread of crab sticks, decorated with fresh herbs.

Get inspired by the recipes for savory pastries , which are very suitable as a side dish to the spread.

Fake buckwheat crackling spread

This recipe is simple and will take you no more than 15 minutes!

Enjoy excellent buckwheat in a slightly different version.


  • 350 g of buckwheat (precooked)
  • 150 g of processed cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan (grated)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove of garlic (pressed)


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • While the oven is preheating, mix all the ingredients in a food processor. Mix until everything is well combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking dish and bake for 10-15 minutes until the spread is slightly brown.
  • After this time, let it cool for a while and serve garnished with your favorite herbs, such as dill.
  • The spread tastes great with fresh bread.

White spread with herbs, spread on wholemeal bread.

Do you like dill? Then try an excellent recipe for dill sauce .

Fake salmon spread

Do you like salmon but don’t have it on hand at the moment?

Then try this great recipe that’s easy and you’ll have it ready, one or two.


  • 1 can of oilfish in tomato puree
  • 1 cube of tofu
  • 1 pack of unflavored spread butter
  • 50 g of mayonnaise
  • 1 small onion
  • pepper
  • salt
  • lemon juice (to taste)


  • Place the fish in a bowl and mash them.
  • Then grate the tofu and add it to the fish. Mix everything.
  • Add mayonnaise, spread butter and finely chopped onion.
  • Mix everything so that all the ingredients are connected and season the mixture with lemon juice, salt and pepper to your taste.
  • You can serve garnished with your favorite herbs.

Orange fish spread with fresh herbs and crackers.

Fake Lobster Fillet Spread

The great thing about this recipe is that it can be made with a variety of fish. Choose the kind of fish that you like and enjoy!


  • 200 g fillets (optional – salmon, cod, etc. – without skin and bones)
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic paste
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of mustard
  • 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of butter


  • Melt the butter in a pan, add the garlic paste with the fillets and mix well. Cover the pan and cook for 5-10 minutes until the fillets are cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, mix the cheese, mayonnaise and mustard in a bowl using a mixer. You should get a smooth mixture.
  • When the fillets are ready, mash them with a fork and add them to the mustard mixture.
  • Season everything with black pepper, according to your taste and mix.
  • Now you can spread the spread on your favorite pastry and decorate it with fresh herbs or vegetables.

Brown filet spread, served with brown bread, tomatoes and salad.

Recipe for fake crab stick spread

Prepare a simple and not expensive spread that is suitable to serve on weekdays, but also on New Year’s Eve, for example!


  • 100 g of crab sticks
  • 100 g of mayonnaise
  • 50 g of processed cheese
  • salt
  • white ground pepper
  • lemon juice (from ¼ lemon)


  • Cut the crab sticks into small pieces.
  • In a bowl, mix pieces of crab sticks with mayonnaise and cheese.
  • Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with lemon juice to your taste.
  • Serve with fresh bread or your favorite cookies.

White spread with fresh herbs, served with round biscuits.

Now you can make your own homemade pastries. Get inspired by reviews of home bakeries !

Fake potato tartare

Don’t like meat? Then prepare a delicious potato dish that will be appreciated not only by vegetarians!


  • 150 g potatoes (boiled in their skins)
  • 1 can of whole tomatoes
  • 1.5 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 red onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons capers (chopped)
  • 5 baby cucumbers (finely chopped)
  • handful of fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
  • tabasco (to taste)
  • balsamic vinegar (to taste)
  • toast (or other favorite pastry)


  • Peel the potatoes and boil them. After cooking, peel them and grate them coarsely.
  • Cut the canned tomatoes into 1.5 cm pieces and add to the potatoes.
  • In a bowl, mix ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire sauce with Tabasco.
  • Add the other ingredients to the bowl and mix the potatoes with the tomatoes.
  • Before serving, drizzle the mixture with a little balsamic vinegar.

Fake potato and tomato tartare, garnished with fresh herbs.

Tartare tastes best with toast. Get inspired by our reviews of the best toasters .

What you might not know about spreads

Recipes for fake spreads can be served not only with baked goods, but you can also add them to various dishes as a flavoring.

The spread not only changes the taste of the food, but also its texture, making it softer and more interesting overall.

Spreads can be prepared or purchased in the form of a paste, liquid or ground food.

We wish you a happy preparation and good appetite!

Milan & Ondra

We are both fans of good food and enjoy cooking. On this website, we want to inspire you with traditional, but also less common recipes. We will be happy if you try our recipes and let us know how you liked them. Bon appetite! :)

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