Ajo Blanco: White Gazpacho

White gazpacho is the lesser known sibling of the classic Spanish tomato gazpacho
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Smooth, garlicy, and creamy: This chilled ajo blanco soup is perfect for hot summer days.

This recipe is courtesy of Epicurious.

6
Servings
709
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • green apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • large garlic clove, chopped
  • 3  Cups  crustless, day-old, white country bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1  Cup  seedless green grapes, halved
  • 1/2  Cup  whole blanched almonds
  • 1/2  Cup  whole milk
  • 2  Cups  water
  • Kosher salt
  • 3/4  Cups  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3  Tablespoons  red wine vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2  Cup  sliced almonds

Directions

Combine apple, garlic, bread, grapes, blanched almonds, milk, and 2 cups water in a medium bowl. Season with salt. Cover and chill for at least 6 hours.

Transfer soup base to a blender and purée, adding water 1 tablespoon at a time if it is too thick, until smooth. With the blender still running, gradually add the olive oil and vinegar. Continue to blend until the soup is emulsified. Season with salt, pepper, and more vinegar if desired.

Strain soup through a fine mesh sieve, into a large bowl. Cover and chill until very cold.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread sliced almonds on a baking sheet and toast, tossing occasionally, until golden, about 4 minutes. Let cool.

Divide soup between bowls, and top with toasted almonds, drizzle with oil, and vinegar.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
51g
73%
Sugar
17g
19%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
49g
38%
Protein
18g
39%
Vitamin A, RAE
126µg
18%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
10mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
24µg
27%
Calcium, Ca
311mg
31%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Fluoride, F
3µg
0%
Folate, total
108µg
27%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
103mg
32%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
305mg
44%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
25µg
45%
Sodium, Na
667mg
44%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
160g
6%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Gazpacho Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Gazpacho Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Gazpacho Wine Pairing

Chenin blanc with cream soups; pinot noir, gamay, grenache, or other light red wines with tomato-based soups, including tomato-based seafood soups; sercial or bual madeira or fino or manzanilla sherry with consommé or black bean soup; amontillado with black bean soup.