Garlic-Walnut Spread

This skordalia  from Macedonia can be served as a dip, or as an accompaniment to fresh or fried vegetables and various fish. The walnuts can be replaced by either pine nuts or almonds.

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4-6 cloves garlic
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
3 cups stale crumbled bread, without crusts
1cup extra-virgin olive oil
2-4 tbs red wine vinegar
salt to taste


  • Coarsley chop walnuts

1.  Either in a mortar or pestle or in the bowl of a food processor, pulverize the garlic and salt to a paste.

2.  Add the walnuts and pound or pulverize until the mixture is mealy.

3.  Dampen the bread under the tap and squeeze dry.

4.  Add to the bowl and continue pulverizing all together.

5.  Drizzle in the olive oil and vinegar, alternating between each, and pound all together until the skordalia is creamy. If it is too thick, add a little water.

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