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Posted by on Aug 9, 2007 in International Soups, Vegetable Soups | 0 comments

Spanish Ajo blanco – almond and garlic soup

Serves 4
Ingredients
• 300g shelled almonds
• 400g white bread
• 1 tbsp white vinegar
• 3-4 garlic cloves
• 1/4 teacup extra virgin olive oil
• salt
Garnish
• chopped seedless white grapes or croutons
Directions
1. Place the almonds, the cloves of garlic, the decrusted white bread, a pinch of salt and some water in a blender until a paste is formed.
2. Add the olive oil and the vinegar during the blending. Now add about 4 cups of water until your preferred thickness of soup is obtained.  Continue blending to mix the ingredients well.
3. Place the soup in a fridge for 2 to 3 hours and serve chilled.
4. Ajo Blanco can be served hot if preferred. Heat in a pan and serve straight away.

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