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Sopa de Ajo

Are you a fan of garlic? We are too! That’s why we decided to share with you this Sopa de Ajo recipe (Ajo is garlic in spanish). Not only is garlic tasty, it is amazingly good for you too. Now garlic won’t drive the vampires away, but it is rich in vitamin C, which is good for driving colds away! Garlic also contains antioxidants which may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. So, eat up your garlic!

Sopa de Ajo Recipe
Homemade Sopa de Ajo, also known as Sopa Castellana

This Sopa de Ajo recipe is a dish that uses garlic as a key ingredient. This is another instance of a traditionally humble dish that just needs a couple of ingredients to make it. However, it is so tasty that it has become quite popular and can be found on the menus of many restaurants, particularly during the winter season. 

Also known as Sopa Castellana, this is a great dish if you you’re wondering what to do with all the stale bread you have on your kitchen counter. Now, we must say that it doesn’t look very appetizing, but trust us: it’s very easy to prepare, and is nice and warm and full of flavor- perfect for those winter nights!

Keep in mind that it is heartier than a regular soup, so don’t serve a lot of it if you’re planning on having a light dinner or lunch. 

Sopa de Ajo Recipe

Sopa de Ajo Recipe

Sopa de Ajo is a spanish recipe that uses garlic as a key ingredient. It is another instance of a simple dish that just needs a couple of ingredients.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack, Soup, tapa
Cuisine castilian, Mediterranean, spanish
Servings 4 people
Calories 133 kcal


  • 100 grams stale bread
  • 2 liters water
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 cayenne pepper
  • 30 grams jamón serrano
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 2 eggs (optional)


  • Peel and chop 8 garlic cloves into thin slices. Cut the bread into medium-size pieces. In the meantime boil the 2 liters of water.
  • Stir-fry the garlic in a pot with 4 tablespoons of olive oil and a small cayenne pepper for a minute or until they start to brown. Add some jamón chopped into small pieces.
  • Mix the jamón with the garlic cloves and fry over low heat for another minute. Add the bread along with a teaspoon of sweet paprika. As soon as the bread has absorbed all the oil, add the boiling water. Toss all this together and let it boil over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Crumble the bread with a spoon adding some salt at the end, if you think it needs it. Also, you can add two eggs on top and scramble them while the soup is very hot.


Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 8gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 308mgPotassium: 111mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 469IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 1mg
Keyword garlic soup, sopa, sopa de ajo, soup, warm soup
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