Monday, 3 January 2011

Gazpacho Series II: "Ajo Blanco de Almendras" Almond Gazpacho

And following the saga of Gazpachos, here we have one of my favorite ones, the Ajo Blanco. 
Contrarily to most people's beliefs the original gazpacho didn't have any tomato as an ingredient, since there were not tomatoes in Spain until they came from America. 
The common ingredients for the different kinds of Gazpacho were usually olive oil, garlic, bread, vinegar and salt, and of course cold water for refreshing. 
The good thing about living in the Southern hemisphere is that you can make a gazpacho for Christmas, yay!

You Need:
  • 150 gr Blanched Almonds
  • 100 gr Soft part of White Bread, soaked
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 100 Ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 or 3 tbspoon White Wine Vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 L Chilled Water
  • Ice Cubes (Optional)
  • Grapes or Melon Cubes
Mix all the ingredients (but the water and ice cubes) with a blender.
Add the water and mix well again.
Serve in a bowl or soup dish with grapes or melon cubes.
Easy and delicious!
Happy New Year to everyone!

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