Skordalia: A Traditional Greek Potatoes Puréed with Garlic Recipe

Skordalia is a spread served as a cold appetizer. Greeks usually enjoy eating skordalia with fried codfish or fried zucchini and this is one of the traditional dishes that you will find on each table on the 25th of March which is a double celebration for the Greeks. On the one hand, they celebrate their Independence Day, and on the other the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

As mentioned above, on the 25th of March, there are two dishes on the Greeks' table; the delicious bakaliaros (this is how Greeks name the fried codfish) and skordalia either on the same plate with the bakaliaros or in a separate bowl.

There are various versions to this recipe as you may make skordalia with bread as the main ingredient. However, this skordalia recipe uses potatoes as its basis and requires the following ingredients: potatoes, garlic, lemon juice, Greek olive oil, parsley, salt, and pepper. 

Ideal for any vegetarian and vegan, this authentic skordalia recipe is straightforward and requires no cooking skills.

Skordalia - Ingredients

  • 4 medium-sized potatoes, boiled, peeled, and cut into pieces.
  • 4 cloves of garlic finely chopped.
  • The juice of ½ of a lemon
  • 1 cup of Greek olive oil
  • Chopped parsley.
  • Black Pepper
  • ½- ¾ teaspoon of Salt

Skordalia - How to Make

  1. Start this traditional skordalia recipe by placing the potatoes, garlic, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the salt and pepper and start mixing at a medium speed.
  3. Slowly add the olive oil.
  4. Continue mixing until the skordalia sauce is homogeneous without lumps.
  5. Cover the bowl and refrigerate. 
  6. Before serving sprinkle with some chopped parsley.
I hope you like this skordalia recipe. Enjoy!