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Greek Potato and Garlic Dip (Skordalia Recipe)

This skordalia recipe creates a creamy mashed potato and garlic dip that is out of this world delicious. It’s one of my favorite Greek dips for a party, and it's really simple to make!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 507kcal
Author: Kevin


  • 2 Yukon Gold or russet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup blanched almonds
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon (2 tablespoon lemon juice)


  • olive oil
  • red pepper flakes
  • 3 green onions green tops finely cut


  • Bring salted water in a medium saucepan to a boil and cook potatoes until fork tender (5-6 minutes). Drain and mash in a medium bowl.
  • In a blender add the olive oil, almonds, water, garlic and lemon juice. Puree until smooth and emulsified.
  • Pour the almond mixture over the mashed potatoes and stir to incorporate. Season to taste with salt.
  • Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, red pepper flakes and green onion tops. Serve warm with chips, pita or chopped vegetables.


Sodium: 398mg | Calcium: 71mg | Vitamin C: 15mg | Vitamin A: 66IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 481mg | Calories: 507kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Fat: 47g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 19g | Iron: 2mg