Ajo blanco

Ajo blanco
  • Serves icon Serves 4-6
  • Time icon Hands-on time 10 min, plus overnight chilling

Also known as white gazpacho, this southern Spanish chilled soup combines sweet grapes, creamy almonds and bread to create a silky, refreshing bowlful when you need to cool off from the heat.

If you love cold soups, try our classic gazpacho recipe.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
400kcals
Fat
34g (4.2g saturated)
Protein
9.3g
Carbohydrates
11g (7g sugars)
Fibre
4.9g
Salt
0.1g
Calories
400kcals
Fat
34g (4.2g saturated)
Protein
9.3g
Carbohydrates
11g (7g sugars)
Fibre
4.9g
Salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • 200g green grapes, roughly chopped, plus a handful to garnish
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 200g blanched almonds, roughly chopped
  • 50g crustless white bread, torn into pieces
  • 1 tsp sherry vinegar
  • 100ml extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients apart from the oil in a blender with 350ml water and whizz until smooth. Turn the speed to low and, with the motor still running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the mixture emulsifies. Season with salt, then cover and chill overnight in the fridge.
  2. Slice the handful of grapes for the garnish. Divide the soup among bowls, top with the sliced grapes, a drizzle of oil and a grind of black pepper.

delicious. tips

  1. Chilling the soup overnight is crucial as it helps the flavours to develop and meld together, so don’t be tempted to rush it.

Recipe By

Pollyanna Coupland

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  1. This is delicious!! I always have leftover grapes and am bored of muffins etc.
    This is equally perfect with red grapes – i used a good sourdough bread which made it even more tasty .. thank you Delicious, more leftovers no longer left over !!!!!

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