This is a really, really, honestly, really beautiful recipe. Great as a starter soup, I first had this at Bentley Restaurant in Surry Hills, Sydney as a Gazpacho Trio (standard tomato, almond & cucumber and herb – which I am working on!) and it was the Gaspacho aux amandes that stood out!
This is a transitional or treat recipe because it does contain a little bread – but I am working on a work around for this to make it more alkaline. Still I’d say it fits into the 70/30 alkaline acid balance really rather well.
Alkaline Recipe #39 Almond Gazpacho (Gaspacho aux amandes)
1 cup whole blanched and peeled almonds
2 cups stale bread, cut in cubes, without crust
6 Tbsp olive oil
2 cups of water
2 large garlic cloves
1.5 tsp Himalayan or Sea Salt
Cover the bread in water in a bowl and leave it to soak for a bit. Now, chuck the almonds, garlic and lovely, lovely salt in a food processor and blend it up until it is quite smooth.
Next, go back to your bread and squeeze out the water and put into the blender and blend again until nice and smooth. Now drizzle in the oil (while it is still blending) slow and steady.
Now slowly pour in the water and pulse the blender until it is a nice smooth soup!
P.S. you can garnish with whatever you like – normal gazpacho toppings, or I’ve found chives, cucumber, spring onions and mint all work well.
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