Spinach Skordalia

A bit messy but tangy, zest and delicious and keeps in the fridge for ages!  Will leave you with PLENTY of leftovers for reuse in a million ways.  Would be good with a meaty fish like swordfish.

Have also tried it with pinenuts cos (a) that’s all I had in the cupboard and (b) I’m not a huge walnut fan. It was still good, but not AS good as with walnuts, surprisingly.  I guess the walnuts have a little more nuttiness and meatiness to them which really added a little carry to the flavour.

Perfect with lamb cutlets that have been marinated in a  little lemon, garlic and olive oil. Can easily scale up to bigger groups with a huge pile of lamb cutlets, a big mound of dry (yes dry! it makes them nutty and smokey and yum) bbq’d mushrooms and some salads/veges.


  • 1/3 cup (80ml) water
  • ¾ cup (50g) stale breadcrumbs
  • 1kg spinach, trimmed, chopped coarsely
  • ¾ cup (75g) roasted walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped coarsely
  • ¼ cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil


  • Combine water and breadcrumbs in a small bowl.
  • Drop the spinach into a large saucepan of boiling water; drain, rinse immediately under cold water, drain.
  • Squeeze spinach to extract excess water.
  • Blend or process spinach and breadcrumb mixture with nuts, garlic and juice until smooth.
  • With motor running, gradually add oil in a thin, steady stream; process until skordalia thickens.

Recipe: Women’s Weekly.  Oh yeah, that’s how I roll.


3 thoughts on “Spinach Skordalia

  1. Pingback: 12 Hour Garlic Roasted Lamb « Bite Me

  2. Have just stumbled on the blog and spent the most delightful sneaky hour with an early glass of wine (London time) trawling through the archives. I think we may have sprung from a similar womb. And I’m totally busting out that skordalia with some lamb lollipops sometime soon. Love it.

    • Hey! Lovely to meet you 🙂 Have just spent the past hour doing the same on your site. So jealous of your El Cellar de Can Roca visit. Sucks to be so far away here in Sydney sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, I love living here but it’s reading things like your post that fill me with green green envy!

      PS I WANT YOUR BUNNY ICE CREAM SMUSH UP. Jizz-worthy! Goddam I wish I’d read that



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