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Greek garlic dip Skordalia

Traditional Greek Skordalia

Skordalia, the popular and so delicious Greek garlic dip is rich, healthy and full of antioxidants. Here are 3 different recipes.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword Dip, Garlic, Skordalia
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 72kcal
Author Elena Paravantes RDN


  • 7-8 garlic cloves
  • 1 pound of potatoes
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • Salt


  • Peel the potatoes cut in cubes and boil in water until soft, about 15 minutes
  • Once boiled, strain and mix with a hand mixer until smooth.
  • In a food processor process the garlic cloves with a bit of salt until it is a paste.
  • Add ½ of the olive oil in the food processor and continue mixing.
  • Add the garlic paste to the potato and mix with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the rest of the olive oil gradually, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing until oil is absorbed.
  • Add a bit of red wine vinegar for taste, mix well.


To make skordalia with bread instead of potato follow the same recipe but instead of using potatoes, use 10 ounces of stale bread (without the crust) soaked in water and vinegar. Squeeze well and then mix and work the mixture with the garlic paste with a fork or with your hands until it is well combined. Than add the olive oil gradually.


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.8g | Protein: 0.48g | Fat: 6.5g