Greek Garlic and Potato Dip

This dip is also known as scorthalia. It’s an excellent accompaniment for vegetable and fish dishes.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • ⅓ cup plus 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ⅓ cup white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. dried Greek oregano
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
  • Cut potatoes into eighths and add to boiling water. Boil potatoes until soft, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Using a potato masher or large fork, thoroughly mash potatoes. Add garlic, ⅓ cup olive oil, vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper; resume mashing and stirring to incorporate all ingredients.
  • Ensure there are no lumps of potato remaining. When uniform and creamy, set aside to cool. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and serve at room temperature.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 large Yukon gold potatoes, peeled
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • ⅓ cup plus 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ⅓ cup white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. dried Greek oregano
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
  • Cut potatoes into eighths and add to boiling water. Boil potatoes until soft, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Using a potato masher or large fork, thoroughly mash potatoes. Add garlic, ⅓ cup olive oil, vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper; resume mashing and stirring to incorporate all ingredients.
  • Ensure there are no lumps of potato remaining. When uniform and creamy, set aside to cool. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories310
Total Fat18g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium210mg
Total Carbohydrate34g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars2g
Protein4g