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All Recipes, Soups & Salads / July 18, 2022

Spanish Almond & Garlic Soup | Creamy White Gazpacho Recipe

This Spanish Almond & Garlic Soup, known as Ajo Blanco Malagueño, is one of the most classic dishes that hail from Andalucía. It´s filled with sweet & savory flavors, it´s easy to make and takes just 10 minutes of prep work.

Spanish Almond & Garlic Soup
My favorite part about this creamy soup, is that there´s no cooking involved. Just add all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse away. The perfect soup for a hot summers day, but it can (and should!) be enjoyed all year round.

Spanish Almond & Garlic Soup
What gives this soup that incredible creamy texture, is the combination of almonds, baguette slices and cold water. But what gives that smooth finish, is the extra virgin olive oil. Very important to slowly add the EVOO into the food processor while it´s still running. This way all the ingredients can emulsify.

Spanish Almond & Garlic Soup

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I used blanched Marcona almonds. But you can use any type of almonds you like. If you can´t find blanched almonds in your area, or you want to save a couple bucks ,here is a video on blanching almonds at home.

Spanish Almond & Garlic Soup

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Spanish Almond & Garlic Soup
5 from 2 votes

Spanish Almond & Garlic Soup | Ajo Blanco Malagueño

Course Soup
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 1 cup blanched almonds 143 grams
  • 5 slices baguette 1 inch / 2.50 cm thick each
  • 1 3/4 cup cold water 415 ml
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp sherry vinegar 5 ml
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt 3 grams
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 60 ml


  • handful green seedless grapes
  • extra virgin olive oil


  1. Add the almonds and slices of baguette into a food processor, add in the cold water, making sure it´s coating all the slices of baguette, let it sit for 5 minutes

  2. Then add in 1 clove garlic (peeled), 1 tsp sherry vinegar and 1/2 tsp sea salt, run the food processor until all the ingredients are well mixed, then slowly add in 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil while still running the food processor

  3. Once all the olive oil has been added, continue to run the food processor until you end up with a creamy texture, about 1 to 2 minutes

  4. Add into the fridge for at least 2 hours

  5. To serve the soup, add into shallow bowls, decorate with green seedless grapes (cut in half) and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, enjoy!

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  1. Elaine

    5 stars
    I adore this recipe!
    I serve it in summer with cubes of sapo melon, as it’s in season and the market is full of locally grown ones 😊

    21 . Jul . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Much love 🙂

      22 . Jul . 2023
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  4. Kate Lewis

    5 stars
    Ps. Thanks for the blanching almonds tip – impossible to buy where I live and it’s put me off other recipes because I didn’t have blanched almonds.

    19 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes!! Much love 🙂

      20 . Jul . 2022
  5. Kate Lewis

    Had this for the first time in a restaurant in Cordoba the other week and it immediately became the best thing I’ve ever tasted. Had it in a bar last week and had it for lunch today courtesy of you! I’d looked at loads of other recipes for it but quite a lot were with a “twist” – cucumber etc so it was great to get your recipe, which turned out exactly as I had when eating out. Thank you!

    19 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      20 . Jul . 2022
  6. John

    Enjoy your recipes, delicious and easy. Been trying on friends and Familia.
    No complaints.
    Mucho Gracias
    Viva Espana
    John Chimento

    18 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment John 🙂 much love

      19 . Jul . 2022
  7. Ramya

    cant wait to make this soon for me i never had spanish almond garlic soup before perfect for raining days here in Singapore and after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    18 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Have a good one 🙂 much love

      19 . Jul . 2022

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