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Almond and Garlic Soup - Ajo Blanco

This Spanish Tapas recipe for Almond and Garlic Soup (Ajo Blanco) comes from Chef Ewa of Finca Alta Cocina, a wonderful newly opened country house in Southern Spain with its own cookery school, swimming pool and six acres of grounds offering relaxing holidays and superb food, with or without cooking classes.

Finca Alta Cocina

Finca Alta Cocina, located in one of the sunniest parts of Spain, comprises two houses and is in delightful countryside close to Algodonales in Andalucia. It provides first-class but affordable bed and breakfast accommodation at the heart of a beautiful area where you can go bird watching, wildlife spotting, walking, horse riding, cycling, hot-air ballooning or simply relax by the pool.

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Ingredients for Almond and Garlic Soup

220 g whole blanched almonds
75g stale bread, soaked in water
750 ml iced water
3 garlic cloves, crushed to a paste with some salt
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp sherry vinegar
200g white grapes
Salt, pepper

How to make Almond and Garlic Soup

  • In a food processor grind the almond to a smooth consistency, add 5 tablespoons of water.
  • Process again until you have a paste, add the soaked bread and garlic.
  • Process again until very smooth.
  • Keeping the motor running add the olive oil and the rest of water, season with vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a bowl and chill.
  • Just before serving check the seasoning and add the grapes cut in half.

Serves 4

Chef Ewa