Recipe For White Bean Skordalia

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Skordalia is a thick purée common to Greek cuisine and is usually made by combining crushed garlic with potatoes, almonds or even stale bread. I have been making a white bean skordalia to serve as a replacement for mashed potatoes with our casserole style dishes.

White Bean Skordalia
White Bean Skordalia

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5 from 2 votes

White Bean Skordalia

White beans can replace potatoes to make a silky mash full of flavour
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 45 mls lemon flavoured olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and thinly sliced
  • 20 mls lemon juice
  • 410 g tin white beans rinsed and drained


  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • Place the olive oil into a small sauce pan
  • Add the garlic and heat over a low temperature for 5 minutes
  • Add the lemon juice and beans
  • Blend using a stick blender until smooth
  • Heat over a medium temperature
  • Season to taste
  • Add fresh herbs as a garnish if desired


To make your own lemon infused oil, place the peel of one lemon into 250mls of oil and leave to steep until the lemon flavour has infused to suit your taste buds.

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29 thoughts on “Recipe For White Bean Skordalia

  1. Yoast SEO is what I use, and only recently learnt about alt tags.
    Jeaz… can you name and shame that person? Is there anything we can do to stop them from causing others a world of hurt?

  2. 5 stars
    What a horrible SEO experience. I have to say I had a similar experience when I changed blogging platforms and had someone do the transfer for me. I still have 404 errors 0:
    I use Yoast as well 🙂
    Love your recipe, I make this all the time, I even use it as a sandwich spread instead of butter!!
    Thanks so much for sharing
    Gourmet Getaways

  3. Oh mine, it sounds like that guy really messed up your website! SEO is rocket science to me, ha, but a fun venture and I like Yoast too!!

    I love the idea of using these instead of mashed potatoes. So yummy.

  4. Thanks for the white bean puree recipe, Tandy, it went on my list.
    I have been using Yoast SEO for some months and I am very happy with it, learning new things all the time is the mantra of our days, no?

  5. Oh Tandy, what a nightmare! I am not computer savvy at all and have my own issues to sort out. Thankfully, my husband is good with computers!

    The white bean skordalia looks tasty.

  6. 5 stars
    Hi Tandy, alt tags are new to me, guess I better start learning about them. Your skordalia, sounds healthy and delicious. Great post.

  7. Uhm this recipe looks amazing- and I feel like it could be either a side or an appetizer dip, maybe with pita? I use YoastSEO plugin, but omg that “guru” sounds like a moron!!! I am so sorry that he messed up your website so terribly 🙁 My friend Mike helped me out and taught me about the alt thing, but I didn’t know about not using punctuation. Good tips!

    1. I think it is a great idea to use this as a dip. I am going to try and post more useful tips as I discover them 🙂

  8. Skordalia is a yummy dish and this version is easier and more nutritious than using potato. Sorry to hear about the issues you had with this person and your blog Tandy. So much damage can occur in such a small space of time.

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