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Traditional Malaga ajoblanco recipe

Ajoblanco or white garlic, also known in many parts of Andalusia as white gazpacho , is a simple and refreshing recipe prepared with almonds, garlic and bread.

This cold garlic-based soup dates back to Al-Andalus, when the people of the time cooked it with basic ingredients they had at home. It is believed that ajoblanco could be the origin of gazpacho that we know today.

When tomatoes arrived in Spain from America, they began to be used emerging cold tomato soup which we currently know as gazpacho.

No two ajoblancos are the same . Each person prepares it with their personal touch.

I discovered this recipe one summer in Malaga, when we went to eat at a restaurant near Calahonda beach.

I loved!

Apart from being very cool and relieving the horrible heat in the south of Spain, the combination of garlic and raw almonds gives it a very peculiar and at the same time exquisite taste .

If you like this recipe you can't miss our authentic dish Andalusian gazpacho , melon gazpacho or the traditional Cordoban salmorejo .

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How to make grandma's homemade ajoblanco

  1. If the almonds are not peeled, we put them in a strainer and soak them with boiling water in a pot about 3 times. This trick allows you to remove the skins of the almonds easily.
  2. If the bread has a crust, we remove it. We are only interested in the breadcrumbs.
  3. Peel the 2 garlics. If you really like the flavor of garlic, you can use 3 or 4 garlic cloves. It is important to know that then the flavor will be very powerful.
  4. We add all the ingredients into a mixing glass. We also add a little water, about 100-200 ml and reserve the rest for later. We also add the olive oil, a little vinegar and a pinch of salt.
  5. We blend the entire mixture for about 2 minutes until it is a homogeneous mixture. We add the rest of the water. You should have a creamy garlic soup. If we want it more liquid, we add a little more cold water.
  6. We taste and adjust with salt or vinegar if necessary. We let it rest in the refrigerator for a couple of hours so that it is very cold when we eat it.
  7. We serve it in bowls or deep plates and now we can enjoy this recipe for cold garlic soup, perfect for summer. Below we mention some ingredients that you can use as a garnish for the dish.

Accompaniment for ajoblanco

Ajoblanco is usually accompanied with peeled and pitted grapes. However, it can also be complemented with pieces of melon or apple. The sweetness of the fruit gives a delicious touch to the ajoblanco or white gazpacho.

If we like salty more than sweet, we can add cubes of Iberian or Serrano ham to the cold garlic soup. We can even add a little toasted bread or croutons.

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Ruben Canadas

I started cosmorecipes in 2020 during the time we were cooped up at home. Having so much free time I spent a lot of time in the kitchen trying different dishes. So I decided to mix cooking with my other great passion: web programming. That's why I decided to open this blog where I post the different recipes that I'm cooking.

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