Chilled almond and garlic soup

Chilled almond and garlic soup

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  • 5
  • Easy
  • Dairy free Health conscious Meat-free Pescatarian Vegan recipe collection
  • 20 minutes, plus overnight chilling time


  • 340 g almonds, skinned and lightly roasted
  • 3 slices day-old bread, crusts removed
  • 1 1/2 cups iced water
  • 3 – 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 t white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon-infused olive oil, for serving

Cooking Instructions

Finely grind the almonds in a food processor, but do not allow them to form a paste.

Soak the bread in 1 cup of iced water for 5 minutes.

Place the ground almonds, bread, garlic, balsamic vinegar and 1 cup olive oil in a blender and blend at high speed.

Add more olive oil and water and blend until the soup is silky smooth.

Add salt to taste and refrigerate overnight.

Cook’s note: Add an interesting twist to the soup by using flowers of indigenous wild garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) to flavour and garnish it.

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