Ajoblanco with sour apple “Granny Smith”

ajoblanco-ingredientsAjoblanco or ajo blanco is a popular Spanish cold soup typical from Granada and Málaga. This dish is made of bread, almonds, garlic, water, olive oil, salt and vinegar.

In that version I add some sour apple to add an extra fresh touch.


Number of Servings 4-6

  • 100 gr. blanched almonds
  • 1 bunch of breadcrumbs. Better if it’s from 2 or 3 days before
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 table spoon of arbequina olive oil
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • Vinegar
  • salt
  • water


  1. Blanch the almonds in boiling water and peel them.
  2. Put the bread in water to soften it.
  3. In the blender glass, add the almonds, bread crumbs and the garlic cloves, add some salt grains. blend until smooth
  4. Slowly pour in the olive oil until a smooth paste is formed.
  5. In a dish, add water and vinegar and process until the mixture is thin and smooth. Season with salt to taste.
  6. Add the apple cut in “brunoise”.
  7. Serve cold (you can also add green grapes or mint)

A simple and very refreshing summer dish perfect as a starter.

The result