A Superfood Dip
This Greek Garlic And Potato Dip, is one of the dishes that really shows that Greek diet is one of THE HEALTHIEST. We love garlic all right. We eat it a lot. But what’s more important, is that we eat it raw which make its health benefits even stronger.
A Strong Greek Man Who Ate A Lot Of Garlic
I remember a friend of my grandfathers, that was the soul of every Greek Glenti (celebration). Dancing on tables, and flirting with women (A LOT) and doing all kinds of crazy stuff. Even though he was about 70 years old at the time. So I remember one time, that he was sitting with my grandfather, drinking and talking when I saw him grab 2-3 cloves of garlic in his hand and swallow them just like that.
Since I was only a child I was sat and stared at him, with my eyes wide open and my mouth dropped. Couldn’t help but ask him why on earth, did he do that? He said –that’s how you become strong and live long. Today, he is still dancing and talking loud and partying a lot. I believe he’s about 80 something now…
Now I don’t say that if you eat raw garlic you’re gonna live til your 100’s (although it may be pretty believable to a child). But it sure is, one of the foods that are well known for their antibiotic properties. And one of the best natural ways to reduce blood pressure. Therefore, good for a healthy heart.
As for the recipe, it’s pretty similar to the Aioli Sauce. It’s kind of a Greek version of it, that we mostly eat with fried fish. Or as a meze with some ouzo. It’s eaten either warm or cold. It’s equally delicious both ways.