Gazpacho contest: Gazpacho with cherries and mozzarella

created by Eloisa Faltoni
Gazpacho contest: Gazpacho with cherries and mozzarella

Gazpacho is a typical Andalusian dish, which has become a classic of Spanish cuisine. It is a quick recipe to make, economically affordable and above all delicious; Even more in summer. Still not easy to prepare.

I’m not exactly an expert on gazpachos, but I saw in La Principal there was a gazpacho contest, and I thought “I like to cook, and I’m good at inventing: let’s try something different.” And that I did: with some tomatoes, some cherries and some mozzarella I prepared a fresh and original gazpacho, which won the EXPERIMENTAL GAZPACHO prize.

If you want to try a more traditional version of gazpacho, you can find it here.

Gazpacho with cherries and mozzarella

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Phase 3 · Phase 4 Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:


  • 5 tomatoes
  • 18 cherries + 2 to decorate
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 mozzarella
  • Spicy paprika
  • Fresh and dry basil
  • EVO oil
  • Salt


Premio al gazpacho experimental

  1. Wash the tomatoes well and pass them by boiling water (only a few seconds) to be able to remove the skin well
  2. Washing and peeling the tomatoes, proceed to remove all the seeds with a spoon
  3. Peel cucumber, onion and garlic (garlic also removed the heart * grandmother’s trick *) and cut them into pieces
  4. Wash the peppers and cherries well, remove the seeds and bones and cut them
  5. Combine all the vegetables and the cherries and beat them with the mixer until it is a homogeneous compound
  6. Season with salt, oil and a pinch of paprika and beat again
  7. Serve cold (after a few hours in the fridge) with a few freshly sliced fresh mozzarella
  8. Decorate with fresh basil leaves, a cherry and dried basil on the mozzarella

This recipe is suitable for the Fast Metabolism Diet – FMD Phase 4. Omitting the mozzarella this recipe can also be prepared in Phase 3.


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