A Taste of Andalusia: My Experience with Ajo Blanco Soup

Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds and transport you to the heart of Andalusia? Today, I invite you to join me as we delve into the refreshing and unique flavors of the “Ajo Blanco Soup”. This isn’t just a soup; it’s a testament to the rich culinary heritage of Southern Spain, a delightful blend of simple ingredients resulting in an extraordinary gastronomic experience. Let’s get started!

Ajo Blanco Soup Recipe

Ajo Blanco (Spanish Chilled "White Gazpacho" Bread and Almond Soup) Recipe

Ajo Blanco soup recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Adalusia
Servings 2 people
Calories 350 kcal


  • 1 slow cooker


  • 1 cup almonds whitewashed
  • 4 slices stale white bread
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 liter of water
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt - pepper
  • Grape berries
  • A little vinegar


  • Soak for 15 minutes the bread in water and then styvoume well and put in Multan.
  • And chontrokovoume Peel the cloves of garlic and add to Multan along with 1 cup water (from 1 liter) and oil.
  • Beat the ingredients until they become a purée.
  • Then add water little by little until you get a thick mass.
  • Add salt and pepper and let the soup in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
  • When the serve is to put the soup in a deep dish and garnish in the middle with some grape berries and 1 tablespoon vinegar.


Keyword almonds whitewashed, stale white bread

About Ajo Blanco Soup

Ajo Blanco (Spanish Cold Almond & Garlic Soup) - Cooking The Globe

The ‘Ajo Blanco Soup’ is a traditional Spanish cold soup hailing from the region of Andalusia. It’s a beautiful symphony of flavors— the creaminess of almonds, the pungency of garlic, the tanginess of vinegar, all harmoniously blended together. This soup is a reflection of my passion for exploring regional cuisines and bringing their authentic tastes to my kitchen.

Cooking Tips

  • Use fresh ingredients: The quality of almonds and garlic can significantly impact the flavor.
  • Soak the almonds: Soaking almonds overnight makes them easier to blend and enhances their creaminess.
  • Balance the flavors: Adjust the amount of garlic and vinegar according to your preference.
  • Chill before serving: This soup tastes best when served chilled.

Serving Suggestion

Andalusian Ajoblanco - the original cold soup from Andalusia

Serve the Ajo Blanco Soup chilled, garnished with some fresh grapes or melon cubes. Pair it with a crusty bread roll and a glass of dry sherry for a complete Andalusian experience.


  • What is Ajo Blanco Soup? Ajo Blanco Soup is a traditional Spanish cold soup made primarily from almonds and garlic. It’s often served with fresh fruit like grapes or melon.
  • Can I use other nuts instead of almonds? While almonds are traditional, you could experiment with other nuts like cashews or macadamia for a different flavor profile.
  • What can I use as a substitute for sherry vinegar? If you don’t have sherry vinegar, you can use white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar as a substitute.
  • Is there a vegan version of this soup? Absolutely! The traditional Ajo Blanco Soup is naturally vegan. Just ensure to use a vegan bread for the soup.
  • Can I make the soup in advance? Yes, you can prepare the soup a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator. In fact, it tastes even better when the flavors have had time to meld together.

The ‘Ajo Blanco Soup’ is more than just a dish; it’s a celebration of Andalusian culture, a testament to the power of simple ingredients, and a delightful culinary adventure. So, put on your chef’s hat, embrace the spirit of Andalusia, and let’s create some delicious memories. Buen provecho!

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