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Pan con Tomate Recipe (Spanish Tomato Bread)

Pan con tomate, also known in Spain as pan tumaca or pa amb tomàquet in Catalan, is toasted bread topped with juicy tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and salt. - delicious!
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Course: Breakfast or Snack
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 217.66kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 tomatoes juicy and ripe tomatoes on the vine work well
  • Extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • 1 clove of garlic cut in half
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 loaf bread rustic, or unleavened bread (works best for avoiding sogginess and maintaining crunchiness)
  • A few thin slices of Spanish Serrano or Iberian ham optional, but highly recommended

Instructions

  • Cut the bread into slices of toast with medium thickness. Arrange on a baking sheet, and toast the bread slices in the oven at 250°F (120°C) for about five to ten minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Wash and dry the tomatoes. Cut them in half, and grate them using a box grater, discarding the stem and skins.
  • Once the tomatoes are grated, reserve in a small bowl and add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Taste, and adjust if necessary.
  • Cut the clove of garlic in half and rub the raw garlic on the toasted bread. Then carefully spoon the tomato mixture onto the slices of garlic toast, and top with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt.
  • Optionally, top with a slice of jamón (Serrano or Iberian) for additional flavor, and a more hearty toast. Enjoy!

Notes

Make sure to use the best quality ingredients here -- you'll taste it!
Toppings: To make your pan con tomate more of a meal, you can get creative. Some classic Spanish combos are:
  • Jamón or other cured meats like lomo or fuet
  • Anchovies: both salt cured and marinated (boquerones en vinagre). If you use one of each it's called a "matrimonio" (marriage).
  • Cheese: A simple slice of cheese can make the perfect match.

Nutrition

Calories: 217.66kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.65g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 5.24g | Saturated Fat: 0.95g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.43g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 384.56mg | Potassium: 241.6mg | Fiber: 3.45g | Sugar: 5.43g | Vitamin A: 411.22IU | Vitamin C: 6.97mg | Calcium: 99.35mg | Iron: 2.55mg
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