Average: 5 (1 vote)
Active time
30 minutes
Total time
2 hours 30 minutes
8 servings

1 medium potato, peeled

2 cups cubed day-old whole wheat bread, soaked in water until soft

3 to 5 garlic cloves, quartered

⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup capers, preferably salt-packed, rinsed and drained

3 to 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

⅓ cup blanched whole almonds, soaked overnight in water, drained

⅓ cup shelled walnuts

Freshly ground white pepper Sea salt (optional)

  1. In a pot over high heat, cover the potato with water. Boil for 15 minutes, or until soft. Mash and set aside.
  2. Squeeze the soaked bread to extract the excess water and place it in a food processor. Add the garlic and process into a smooth paste. With the motor running, add the oil, a little at a time. Add 3 tablespoons of the capers and 3 tablespoons of the lemon juice. Add the almonds and walnuts, pulse a few times, until they are coarsely ground. Scrape the mixture into a medium bowl and fold in the potato. (Do not be tempted to use the food processor for this; the potato would become gluey.) Season with white pepper. Taste and add salt, if needed (the capers are usually salty enough) and more pepper and/or lemon juice.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon capers over the skordalia before serving.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Aglaia Kremezi and The Oldways Table. Oldways photo.


Per serving: Calories: 193
Protein: 4 grams
Fat: 15 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 116 mg + salt to taste.

Yield: 8 servings

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Great recipe. Please make these recipes printer-friendly, which is not the same as Print...and it would be nice to have nutritional info.
Hi Stevie. Glad you liked the recipe. We agree our recipe printing is a bit basic and we hope to be able to make things more attractive sometime in the future.
I am confused as to how this recipe can be considered gluten free when it calls for wheat bread in the ingredients. Was there an error?
Thanks for catching that, Kathryn! We've removed the gluten-free tag since the recipe calls for wheat bread. However, this recipe might be delicious with a gluten-free type of bread substituted!

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