Ajo Blanco

S for Spain. In our last leg of this tour around the world, we land in Spain. It is supposed to be a very beautiful country and this according Wiki.."The climate of Spain, its geographic location, popular coastlines, diverse landscapes, historical legacy, vibrant culture and excellent infrastructure, has made Spain's international tourist industry among the largest in the world."

Ajo Blonco is a very popular cold soup in Spain. For a creamier version, milk can be added instead of water. 

We felt it had the taste of buttermilk. I guess that is because of the addition of vinegar. It is a good choice for a hot summer day. Unfortunately I had to make this on a cold, windy and rainy day ! 

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Almonds, blanched 1/4 cup
Bread, 2 slices
Garlic 1 clove (I didn't use)
Water 1 cup
Salt as needed
Olive Oil 1 tsp
Apple cider Vinegar 1 tsp
*For Garnish - Toasted almond slivers, parsley, grapes and watermelon.

*I used toasted almonds, cilantro and chopped apple


Ajo Blanco

Method Of Preparation -


Trim the crust off of the bread slices. Soak the trimmed bread slices in water for a few minutes.

Add in the blanched almonds, soaked bread slices, garlic, water, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and salt into a blender.

Blend until smooth. Adjust the consistency as needed by adding in more water.

Serve it in bowls with toasted almonds and other garnishes as available.


Preparation Time 10 min
Serves 2
Posted by Harini R on Monday, September 22, 2014

14 comments

  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. That's very interesting to see similarities in a soup..the green is so contrasting the white..and so nice..

     
  3. Quick and easy cold soup. Looks good.

     
  4. Usha Rao Says:
  5. Interesting preparation. Nice one for Spain.

     
  6. Priya Suresh Says:
  7. Such a beautiful soup, bright and white.. Lovely presentation.

     
  8. Thats an very interesting and flavorful soup , looks very tempting !!

     
  9. Suma Gandlur Says:
  10. That's really interesting. Even after reading the recipe, I am not able to figure out how you got that white hue. I actually thought it was a yogurt dip. :)

     
  11. this already looks creamier to me..beautifully presented

     
  12. looks so nice with that garnish..the pics look great Harini and a wonderful pick from the country.

     
  13. Pavani N Says:
  14. Wow, that is a very interesting dish -- no dairy, but looks so much like buttermilk. Very refreshing and delicious -- it's no-cook too.. Wow..

     
  15. Soup made with almonds? It looks so yumm..

     
  16. Sreevalli E Says:
  17. Refreshingly good soup.. As you said it can be really good on summer days.

     
  18. they do use almonds a lot - I have heard of this soup before but never tried it - looks interesting to try

     
  19. Padmajha PJ Says:
  20. Interesting soup and beautifully presented with those garnishes...

     
  21. Sapana Behl Says:
  22. Very creamy , rich and healthy soup !

     
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