Abuela Mercedes’s Spanish Chilled Almond Soup

Ajo blanco

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Appears in
Grand Dishes: Time-perfected recipes and stories from grandmothers of the world

By Iska Lupton and Anastasia Miari

Published 2021

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  • 125 g ( oz) white bread, crusts removed (it’s good to use up stale bread)
  • 75 g (<


  1. Rip the bread into pieces and soak in water for 10 minutes.
  2. Squeeze out the bread a little and add to a blender with the almonds, garlic, melon, vinegar, oil, egg, salt and water.
  3. Blend for 4 minutes, until smooth and the consistency of single cream. Add more water, if needed.
  4. Transfer into a bowl and put it into the fridge for at least 2 ho