Almond Delight: Salty Almond Soup Recipe

Indulge in the rich flavors of a holiday classic with our Salty Almond Soup. This aromatic and creamy dish is a perfect starter for your Christmas dinner or lunch promising to warm both body and soul during the chilly festivities.

Salty Almond Soup
Salty Almond Soup

Unveiling a lesser known gem from the culinary traditions of Extremadura and Malaga this Salty Almond Soup is a time-honored recipe passed down through generations. A cherished tradition in many households it graces the table as the first course during Christmas Eve dinners providing nourishment before the midnight mass.

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Simple yet bursting with flavor and energy this soup’s base is a blend of almonds chicken broth and vegetables. For a vegan twist seamlessly swap the chicken broth for a vegetable alternative. Packed with protein vitamin E calcium and other minerals this almond-infused delight is as nutritious as it is delicious.

Keeping in line with tradition the preparation is straightforward. A comforting bowl of steam, adorned with toasted bread cubes and flaked almonds beckons to be savored hot. While my mother used a mortar and saucepan, I’ve modernized the process with a Thermomix for efficiency without compromising the essence.

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Recipe Salty Almond Soup



  • 24 gr. Laminated almonds
  • 44 gr. peeled almonds
  • Olive oil
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 82 gr. of bread
  • 1 slice of sliced bread
  • 1 red piquillo pepper
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1 spring onion
  • 3 grains Pepper
  • Saffron strands
  • 1 L. Chicken broth

Step by Step Preparation

Prepare the Ingredients

Fry peeled almonds in hot oil until golden, then remove and drain.

Chop vegetables finely.

Sauté Vegetables

In the oil used for almonds, sauté chives, green pepper, garlic, piquillo pepper, peppercorns, and saffron.

Add thinly sliced bread and piquillo pepper letting it gain color.

Blend the Mixture

Add salt drain the oil and transfer to a blender.

Add almonds and blend until a homogeneous paste forms.

Cook the Soup

Heat a liter of broth in a saucepan until boiling then add the paste.

Remove the foam and simmer for 10 minutes on low heat.

Create a Light Cream

Blend the soup until creamy.

Brown bread pieces with olive oil garnished with flaked almonds.

Serve and Enjoy

Adjust salt to taste.

Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving and adorn with homemade croutons and toasted sliced almonds.

Recommended Equipment

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Elevate your holiday feast with this rich and nutritious Salty Almond Soup, a delightful blend of tradition and modern convenience. Whether as a starter or main course its fragrant, golden goodness is sure to surprise and delight your guests.

This recipe is more than just a collection of ingredients; it’s a story of generational love and shared moments in the kitchen. Much like my mother and I who bonded over simmering pots of Salty Almond Soup you too can create lasting memories with your loved ones. 

Involve your family in the preparation making it a joyful experience that transcends the dining table.

I hope this meets your requirements! If you have any further requests or adjustments please let me know.


As you embark on this culinary journey may the Salty Almond Soup become a cherished part of your holiday traditions. Its wholesome blend of heritage and innovation symbolizes the essence of festive gatherings bringing people together to savor the joy of good food and shared moments.

Create savor and make this recipe your own. Happy cooking.

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