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Seasonal Gazpacho Recipe from Españolita Trips


On the Spanish island of Mallorca, Carmen and Deborah are developing recipes for their upcoming retreat in October 2017 (register now to snag one of the remaining spots!). This extraordinary exploration of Mallorca’s culinary and artisan traditions is curated by Carmen Ruiz de Huidobro of Españolita.net and culinary expert guide Deborah Piña of Deborah’s Culinary Island. Stay in a beautiful ‘finca’ surrounded by Olive trees and a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea, from where the 12 guests will set off on daily adventures: a boat day at sea, walks through enchanted gardens, and visits to ceramic and textile workshops -- all while gathering ingredients from markets to prepare seasonal recipes, like this gazpacho below!

 


MALLORCAN CHERRY GAZPACHO

Cooking in Mallorca is all about seasonality and what better way to express this than with a simple gazpacho recipe, which can be adjusted to the availability of fresh quality produce. In this case, we decided to use cherries, which adds an incredible sweet and tangy taste. But you should feel free to add carrots, watermelon, melon, pear, peaches, strawberries...

Find the tastiest and ripest tomatoes you can. The Sunday market in our village in Pollença has the sweetest ones, grown by a family that have been supplying me for years. This recipe takes 5 minutes to prepare. I serve it on ice -- it's a treat any time during summer.

  • 3 lbs of good ripe tomatoes
  • 2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons of sea salt
  • 1 lbs of cherries

1. Wash the tomatoes and cut off any imperfections that might affect taste.

2. Combine everything in a food processor and add salt to taste. Blend! Taste again.

3. Gazpacho must be very smooth and might require straining for perfect results.





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