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Ajo Blanco: chilled Spanish almond and garlic soup with grapes
In the mood to expand your bubble? To try new things? This unique chilled soup is ideal for hot days and in Spain is traditionally consumed in the summer time. This chilled soup has a beautiful flavor, with a lovely balance of contrasting flavors, between the grapes, almonds, and garlic. The uniqueness of this dish will really impress your guests, as it is not typical in the states.
The beauty of this soup is that can be dressed up to look fancy with the help of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain (EVOO) and grapes- like in the photo displayed below. This dish looks and tastes of luxury, your friends and family will never guess how easy and cheap it was to make.
Like gazpacho, high quality Olive Oils from Spain is crucial in ensuring that the almonds and garlic in this dish can be emulsified to a smooth and velvety texture. Check out our page describing the different varieties of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain, all having different tastes, to help you decide which would best accompany this noteworthy dish.
Source: Daniel Olivella