Posted by: Catherine | August 24, 2009

Gazpacho with Mozzarella (or Buratta)



Every couple of weeks in summer I make a big bowl of gazpacho. Since neither Bruce nor Emma like it (too good-for-them!), I make it just the way I like it…with a lot of garlic for spice, and without any bread (in case I’m doing the low-carb thing) or olive oil (in case I’m counting calories). It takes minutes to make, and I have lunch for a week. And, if we have any pop-in dinner guests, it makes a great first course, especially with a splash of olive oil and  a bit of buratta or mozzarella.

6 tomatoes

1 green bell pepper

1 cucumber

1 brown onion (or sweet Vidallia)

2 cloves garlic

Vinegar, to taste (I use either balsamic or red wine)

Salt and pepper, to taste

Olive oil, optional

Mozzarella or Buratta for garnish

Put tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, onion and garlic in a blender, and pulse to desired consistency (I prefer mine smooth, but thick with just a slight texture). Add vinegar, salt and pepper. If you like, you can top with a little olive oil, and I like to garnish with mozzarella or buratta.



  1. Perfect summer soup, addition of buratta cheese make it more delicious of course.

  2. This is another dish I’ve been meaning to try, it sounds perfect for this weather.

  3. Gazpacho sounds so refreshing and wonderful with the yummy buratta cheese!

  4. Love Gazpacho ! great meal anytime of the Day !
    looks so yummy …

  5. I just finished some Gazpacho. Why oh why did not add some fresh mozzarella to it? Why? Looks grand.

  6. Sigh, I wish I could like gazpacho. Alas, it’s not to be.

    Buratta, however. Oh, my…

  7. So its not cooked, right, that’s all you have to do??

    It seems to easy. I am going to try this for sure!

  8. I love gazpacho. Never though of putting mozzerella in it, great tip!

  9. This sounds perfectly delicious with the mozzarella! A beautiful soup for hot weather.

  10. I love this! It sounds so refreshing! And easy to make too 🙂

  11. Oh this is so right up my alley. It sounds absolutely perfect.

  12. oooh this was the first thing i ever tried “cooking” as i dont cook and it was easy 🙂

  13. Yum! Gaspacho is the perfect summer meal but I have yet to make it! I always buy it, bad me! Yours looks both easy and super tasty!

  14. What a nice soup…

  15. What a nice healthy soup! Love all the fresh ingredients in it.

  16. vat a delicious soup!! yumm!! love mozzarella!! so refreshing! 🙂

  17. I haven’t tried gazpacho but it looks yummy!

  18. I made some gazpacho last night for dinner and my hubby said “what’s that?” with a wrinkled up nose. “Gazpacho, cold soup'” I said. “Oh ick!” he said. Then he had two bowls. He liked it and is going to bring some in to his partner today! Ha!
    I like the idea of some cheese on top. I’ll have to try that.

  19. Mmm…I haven’t made gazpacho yet this summer. Time is running out! This looks like a delicious version. And oh how I love burrata!

  20. I just made my first gazpacho not yet posted, but almost was tempted to add some cheese. I did use the dry bread crumbs though which ended up making sense.

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