Cherry gazpacho

How to make this refreshing summer favorite with a delicious twist: adding sweet cherries

Tomatoes, pepper, cucumber and cherries

Gazpacho is a versatile drinkable cold soup that can be adapted to your taste and what’s in the fridge.
As long as you follow some techniques and use raw fresh vegetables, there are many ways you can change up your gazpacho recipe.
In this recipe, I’ll show you how to make gazpacho with cherries (“gazpacho de cerezas” in Spanish).
If you’d prefer a traditional gazpacho, you can learn all about it here: how to make authentic gazpacho.

How to make a delicious cherry gazpacho

Cherry gazpacho

Gazpacho is the perfect refreshment for the summer: you can enjoy this light soup as an appetizer, accompanying any meal or even drink it from a glass.
And although gazpacho is already mouth-watering on it’s own, adding some cherries gives this thirst-quenching dish an extra special delicious touch.

RELATED: How to pit cherries without a pitter

You can just blend everything together and then serve chilled, but like when making traditional gazpacho, there are a couple of tricks that can make your gazpacho even tastier:

  1. Letting the vegetables and cherries marinate for 2-24 hours with some salt, vinegar and 1/3 of the oil will give the gazpacho more flavor
  2. Choose the best ingredients:
    • Ripe tomatoes help create the perfect gazpacho.
      Pear tomatoes and heirloom are usually a good choice because they are juicy, mild and have thinner skin.
    • Cucumber: the most common ones in Spain are Kirby or Persian, but English cukes also make delicious gazpacho.
      You can peel the cucumber or use it as it is (I prefer to peel Persian cucumbers, but usually don’t peel Kirby or English ones).
      Don’t forget to seed them either if you use a variety with hard seeds.
    • There’s no need to peel off the tomatoes and the pepper; I don’t because it requires extra work in addition to taking away valuable dietary fiber.
    • You can use fresh cherries or frozen ones: using frozen cherries saves time because it helps cool the gazpacho so you can eat it right away after blending.

Don’t have a pitter? Try this super quick trick to pit your cherries.

Cherry gazpacho recipe

Bellow are the quantities I usually use to make cherry gazpacho with just enough sweet.
But there’s a lot of flexibility in what goes into your gazpacho, so feel free to make adjustments as needed.

Do you want just one serving? Check how to make one cup cherry gazpacho with a hand mixer.

Cherry gazpacho
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Cherry gazpacho

How to add some delicious sweetness to this refreshing summer dish
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:0 mins
Blending:5 mins
Total Time:15 mins

Equipment

  • Blender or food processor

Ingredients

  • 1,5 pounds tomato around 650 gr.
  • 1/2 pound pitted cherries around 250 gr.
  • 1/2 small cucumber around 100 gr.
  • 1/2 medium red pepper (sweet) around 150 gr.
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1,5 tablespoon wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • (Optional) Marinate the ingrediente for 2-24 hours.
    Ingredients to make cherry gazpacho
  • Blend everything together until very smooth
    Blending cherry gazpacho with hand mixer
  • Cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours or until chilled – if using frozen cherries, you can serve immediately.
    Cherry gazpacho with cheese als topping

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal
Course: Drinks, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: caffeine free, cherry, tomato, vegan, vegetables
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 150kcal

I hope you enjoy this gazpacho recipe. The ingredients are easy to find in most supermarkets, it’s quick and simple to make and it has all the flavors that make summer so great!
Whip up your own batch today and let me know what you think in the comments below. I would love to hear from you about how much you liked it!

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks to this blog, I just get to know that I can add cherries in my gazpacho.
    It’s such an awesome idea! And really delicious. Thank you very much for sharing the recipe.

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