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Skordalia Recipe

This recipe for a potato and garlic dip, called skordalia, is a delicious snack or appetizer.

Skordalia is a Greek dish made by combining lots of garlic with a base of potatoes, almonds, and olive oil. You can eat it with a crusty piece of bread or a bunch of fresh veggies.

Why You’ll Love this Delicious Greek Dip

Skordalia is thick, rich dip that really hits the spot. It’s a wonderful appetizer for a dinner party.

I include toasted almonds and garlic in this skordalia recipe, to add an extra depth of flavor.

If you like garlic, then you’ll love this recipe – it uses a whole head of garlic!

ingredients for skordalia

Ingredients for Skordalia

  • 1 pound yellow potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 cloves garlic (about one head), roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • optional garnish – 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
  • to serve alongside – cucumbers, radishes, carrots, or crusty bread

How to Make Skordalia

  • Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large pot, then add 2 tablespoons salt and potatoes to the pot and simmer for 10 to 20 minutes or until fork-tender. 
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small frying pan and when hot, add the almonds. Let them sauté for 30 seconds, then add the garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds then remove from heat. 
  • Add the garlic, almonds, lemon zest, and lemon juice to a food processor. Blend for 1 minute or until mostly smooth.
  • Add the potatoes and olive oil to the food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Transfer to a bowl or plate and top with an additional drizzle of olive oil, salt, pepper, and parsley, if desired. 
  • Serve with a medley of veggies or warm bread. 

More Awesome Appetizers

If you like this dip, then we think you’ll love these other appetizers.

  • Muhammara – this roasted red pepper dip has all the flavor!
  • Radish Puff Pastries – these delicious puff pastry squares are topped with crunchy radishes and cheese.
  • Roasted Grape Crostinis – easy to make and always a hit with a crowd, these little bites are a real treat.
Yield: 6 servings

Skordalia Recipe

Skordalia Recipe

This recipe for a potato and garlic dip, called skordalia, is a delicious snack or appetizer.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound yellow potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 cloves garlic (about one head), roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • optional garnish - 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
  • to serve alongside - cucumbers, radishes, carrots, or crusty bread

Instructions

  1. Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large pot, then add 2 tablespoons salt and potatoes to the pot and simmer for 10 to 20 minutes or until fork-tender. 
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small frying pan and when hot, add the almonds. Let them sauté for 30 seconds, then add the garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds then remove from heat. 
  3. Add the garlic, almonds, lemon zest, and lemon juice to a food processor. Blend for 1 minute or until mostly smooth.
  4. Add the potatoes and olive oil to the food processor and blend until smooth.
  5. Transfer to a bowl or plate and top with an additional drizzle of olive oil, salt, pepper, and parsley, if desired. 
  6. Serve with a medley of veggies or warm bread. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 391mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g

Skordalia FAQs

What is skordalia?

Skordalia is a greek potato and garlic dip that’s usually served as an appetizer.

How many calories in skordalia?

Depending on how large a serving of skordalia you have, it’s anywhere from 150 to 250 calories per serving.

How long does skordalia keep?

Skordalia will keep for 3 days in the refrigerator. It can be served hot or cold, but if you want to reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop, just add a little water or vegetable stock to loosen it.

How to pronounce skordalia?

Skordalia is pronounced in English like score-dahl-ee-ah.

Can skordalia be frozen?

You can freeze skordalia, but it needs to be in an airtight container (like a zip top bag), so no moisture can cause it to separate. To defrost it, keep it in the refrigerator for a day or two before reheating.

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