White Gazpacho (Gazpacho Blanco)

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 12
    cups water, for blending
  • 1
    slice day-old white bread, crusts removed, torn into pieces
  • 2
    ounces blanched almonds (should be about 1/2 cup volume)
  • 2
    garlic cloves, fresh, skinned, roughly chopped
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
  • 1
    tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 2 12
    cups water, for diluting
  • 1
    bunch white grapes, small (for garnish)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Add all the ingredients up to and including the salt into a blender or food processor and blend thoroughly.
  • Dilute, using as much of the remaining 2 1/2 cups water as needed, to reach the consistency of thick milk.
  • Taste and season, adjusting as needed (vinegar, sugar, more salt, etc.).
  • Chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Pour into a small glass; float a small grape as a garnish and (optionally) put a small bunch next to the glass to contrast with the heat of the garlic; also optionally, add some ice, either as cubes or crushed.
  • Remember to warn your guests about the "strong garlic surprise".
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