Greek Skordalia (Almond, Bread, and Garlic Sauce)

Skordalia is a sauce typically used on fish or vegetables in Greece. Some recipes call for walnuts instead of almonds. Use what you like but be sure to toast the walnuts to enhance their rich, nutty flavor. Some recipes also call for yogurt. You can turn this into a wonderful dip for raw vegetables by adding some Greek yogurt.

Greek Skordalia (Almond, Bread, and Garlic Sauce)

Serves 8
Ingredients:

* 1 cup almonds, toasted
* ½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs, fresh
* 6 cloves garlic, minced
* ½ teaspoon salt
* ¼ cup red wine vinegar or 3 tablespoons lemon juice
* ½ to ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil

Preparation:
  1. Combine almonds, bread, garlic, and a little salt in the container of a food processor and pulse a few times.
  2. Add vinegar and then oil a few drops at a time until the mixture is thick, creamy, and holds its shape when dropped from a spoon.

Nutrition facts:

Per 1/4 cup, or 1/8 of recipe 250 calories 4 grams of protein 8 grams of carbohydrates 2 grams of fiber 160 milligrams of sodium 24 grams of fat ( 3 grams of saturated fat 18 grams of monounsaturated fat 3 grams of polyunsaturated fat )

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