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Potato Skordalia (Greek Potato and Almond Dip)

This Potato Skordalia recipe mixes creamy potatoes, nutty almonds, and zesty garlic for a delicious Greek meze. Whether enjoyed as a dip or a spread, Potato Skordalia is an addictive snack!

Creamy potato, nutty almonds, and zesty garlic make up this classic Greek meze. Whether enjoyed as a dip or a spread, Potato Skordalia is an addictive snack!

This recipe makes me really happy and a little bit sad at the same time.

Happy because HOLY POTATO this stuff taste good. Sad, because somehow I entirely missed out on eating it while I was in Greece.

Basically, I should go back. You know, to try the skordalia. Definitely not to just island hop and drink red wine.

Creamy potato, nutty almonds, and zesty garlic make up this classic Greek meze. Whether enjoyed as a dip or a spread, Potato Skordalia is an addictive snack!

I sure hope that you and (more importantly) your loved ones are garlic-lovers.

This dip has a sharp, zesty kick from the raw garlic that’s tempered by the mild flavors in the potato, almond, and olive oil. It’s oddly addictive, so be prepared. Maybe put out some mints.

Creamy potato, nutty almonds, and zesty garlic make up this classic Greek meze. Whether enjoyed as a dip or a spread, Potato Skordalia is an addictive snack!

This potato skordalia is traditionally served with bread and raw vegetables for dipping. I tried both, and obviously the bread was better… but, it’s good to have the raw veggies, too, so you can tell yourself that you’re eating healthy and all that.

Serve this with some Authentic Greek Tzatziki, Turkish Cucumber, Tomato, and Feta Salad, and Five-Minute Red Pepper and Feta Dip for a fun Mediterranean-style meze party!

Here’s the Recipe!

Potato Skordalia Recipe (Greek Potato and Almond Dip Recipe)

Creamy potato, nutty almonds, and zesty garlic make up this classic Greek meze. Whether enjoyed as a dip or a spread, Potato Skordalia is an addictive snack!
4.4 from 22 votes
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 606kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium russet potato - peeled and cut into 1" cubes
  • 5-6 cloves garlic - pressed
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Instructions

  • Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the almonds and boil for 1 minute. Immediately drain, rinse with cold water, and pat dry with a towel. Gently squeeze the almonds out of their skin; discard skins. Place the blanched almonds in a food processor or blender and process until finely ground.
  • Place the salt and potatoes in a medium saucepan and add enough water to cover the potatoes by an inch. Boil for 12-15 minutes, under the potatoes are fork-tender. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Mash the potatoes until smooth, then stir in the ground almonds and pressed garlic. Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the bowl while simultaneously whisking the mixture. Continue to whisk vigorously until the oil is emulsified and absorbed. Whisk in the vinegar. Taste and add additional salt as needed. Serve at room temperature.

NOTES

Adapted from the Saveur New Classics Cookbook
Nutrition Facts
Potato Skordalia Recipe (Greek Potato and Almond Dip Recipe)
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
606
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
61
g
94
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
51
g
Sodium
 
273
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
5
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Creamy potato, nutty almonds, and zesty garlic make up this classic Greek meze. Whether enjoyed as a dip or a spread, Potato Skordalia is an addictive snack!

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  1. I’m from a small Greek town in fla called Tarpon Springs and my grandparents are from Greece. Yes it is perfect with a loaf of Greek bread but try dipping some fried grouper in it or spread it on a fillet of fried fish with Greek bread and a greek salad. You will have a new love.