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Tomatoes, olives and olive oil.


Tomato water and olive oil spheres

This recipe for tomato water and olive il spheres was generated by Chat GPT when asked to create a recipe in the style of Ferran Adrià. The result is an interesting and refreshing dish that could easily have been found on the menu at elBulli.

17 February, 2023
Average: 4 (3 votes)

serves for



500g, ripe
Spanish green olives
Agar agar
Extra virgin olive oil
Xanthan gum

Step 01

Blend the tomatoes in a blender and strain through a fine-mesh strainer to obtain tomato water.

Step 02

Blend the pitted olives in a blender until they form a paste.

Step 03

In a saucepan, heat the tomato water and add the olive paste, salt and agar agar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens.

Step 04

Pour the mixture into a container and let it cool to room temperature.

Step 05

Once cooled, blend the mixture with xanthan gum in a high-speed blender until smooth.

Step 06

Pour the mixture into a large syringe and pipe small spheres (about 1.5 cm in diameter) onto a sheet of silicone paper. Let the spheres dry for about 2 hours at room temperature.

Step 07

Fill a shallow dish with the extra virgin olive oil. Carefully place the spheres in the dish, ensuring that they are fully covered with the oil.

Step 08

Serve the spheres as an appetiser, along with a slice of bread to dip in the olive oil.

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