Ajo blanco, a white version of gazpacho, is believed to have originated with the moors. If a silkier texture is desired, try soaking the blanched almonds in milk before processing. This will enhance the soup's delicate creaminess.
Ingredients - Ajo Blanco
Preparation - Ajo Blanco
Combine the almonds, bread, and garlic in a food processor and blend until smooth. With the motor still running, slowly pour in the olive oil until a smooth paste is formed.
Add in the cold water and the vinegar. Process until the mixture is thin and smooth. Season with salt to taste.
Pour the mixture into a large bowl. Float the grapes on the top of the soup. Cover and allow to chill in the refrigerator.
To serve, pour the soup into individual soup bowls and garnish with the toasted almond slivers and chopped parsley, if desired.