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Ajo Blanco is your answer to the summer heat! Almonds, garlic, bread, olive oil, and grapes combined together to create this chilled Spanish soup! | cookingtheglobe.com

Ajo Blanco - Spanish Cold Almond & Garlic Soup

Ajo Blanco is the Spanish answer to the heat. This chilled almond and garlic soup is super easy and requires only 10 minutes to make!
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 446kcal
Author Cooking The Globe


  • 3 slices (about 3 oz. or 100g) crustless white bread
  • 9 oz. (250g) blanched almonds , plus more for garnish
  • 3 cloves garlic , crushed
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 cups cold water
  • salt , to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons sherry vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • seedless white grapes


  • Soak the bread in water for a couple of minutes.
  • In a food processor, add the almonds and process until finely ground. Add the soaked bread, garlic, olive oil, and process well. With the food processor running, gradually add the water until you get a lightly creamy texture. Season with salt and add the vinegar.
  • Chill for a couple of hours and serve in bowls drizzled with oil and garnished with almond slices and grapes. Enjoy!


Adapted from The Food of Spain by Claudia Roden


Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.6g | Protein: 10.6g | Fat: 39.7g | Sodium: 77.9mg | Sugar: 2.7g | Vitamin C: 0.8mg