Spanish almond soup

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30min


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About this recipe: Spain is famous for its almonds and locals put them to good use in this chilled summer soup. It's called Ajo Blanco con Uvas and is made with freshly crushed almonds, breadcrumbs, lots of garlic, olive oil and vinegar. Peeled grapes and water are added before serving.

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Ingredients
Serves: 6 

  • 2 tablespoons ground almonds
  • 50g (2 oz) toasted breadcrumbs
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • sea salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 450ml (16 fl oz) water
  • 6 cubes ice
  • 500g (1 1/4 lb) seedless green grapes, peeled

Method
Prep:30min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Pound almonds, breadcrumbs, garlic and salt together with a mortar and pestle to form a paste. Gradually mix in oil. Stir in vinegar. Place mixture in a soup bowl or tureen. Stir in water, ice and grapes. Let rest in a cool place 30 minutes before serving.

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JuliaBalbilla
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Have made this several times and love it. I do add a few more cloves of garlic though and eat the lot myself. - 01 Feb 2010

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