Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This unusual, very inexpensive, quick, and easy dip or sauce uses whole wheat toast crumbs and walnuts for body. The flavor comes from our favorite--garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. It can be used as a sauce for fish or spooned over slices of fresh mozzarella and tomatoes. Serve it in a small bowl surrounded by red pepper and zucchini strips. Top it with chopped toasted walnuts or parsley. Imagine you are in Greece!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the toast in a food processor and process into fine crumbs, with the motor running, add the walnuts and garlic and process until they are ground fine.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients with the motor running and process until smooth, adding more water if the mixture seems too thick.
  3. Scrape the mixture into a bowl, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately ot it will turn dark in color.
Most Helpful

mmMMmm, this is delicious. I didn't have a lemon so I used a lime and didn't have the greenery either. I think next time, I might use a few more walnuts but even with the substitution and lack of ingredient, this is really tasty. For those who already have crumbs made up, it's about 1/4 cup for each slice of bread. I used a cup so that's probably why I needed more walnuts, duh. Thanks for posting it. GladyRuth

GladyRuth December 02, 2004

Such a refreshing flavor and simple to whir together! I served with veggie burgers and it was perfect!

Wish I Could Cook March 03, 2013

I%u2019ve served this fantastic walnut garlic dip on baked potatoes with grilled chicken and the Mediterranean Mixed Pepper Salad by Wigal.
We found your recipe fantastic. I%u2019m sure we will do this again as this can be used in many different ways.
Prepared for Veggie Swap 29 ~ December 2010 ~ Official Swap Thread

awalde December 05, 2010