Pan con Tomate (Spanish Tomato Bread)

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Pan con Tomate or Spanish Tomato Bread – This is what happens when I have a crusty loaf of bread and some fresh ripe tomatoes in my garden!

Pan con Tomate or Spanish Tomato Bread – This is what happens when I have a crusty loaf of bread and some fresh ripe tomatoes in my garden!Pan con Tomate (Spanish Tomato Bread)

 


Pan con Tomate or Spanish Tomato Bread – This is what happens when I have a crusty loaf of bread and some fresh ripe tomatoes in my garden!

A popular tapas dish from Spain, Pan con Tomato is a tomato rubbed garlic bread. It’s super easy to make and is typically served as an appetizer. I almost forgot how good it was until I was reminded a few weeks ago while having tapas at the Gastro Bar.

You can use any crusty bread, I used a rustic loaf but a french baguette or Italian bread cut open would work great too. I toasted slightly in the oven, but you can also grill it if you’re dining al fresco.

Once toasted you rub a clove of garlic over the bread and a half of tomato. Sprinkle with a little salt, pepper and olive oil and eat. Simple! This is the time to make it while tomatoes are at their peak. If you don’t like the idea of raw garlic, leave it out or use roasted garlic instead! Personally, I can be very happy having this for lunch with a green salad!

Pan con Tomate or Spanish Tomato Bread – This is what happens when I have a crusty loaf of bread and some fresh ripe tomatoes in my garden!

Pan con Tomate or Spanish Tomato Bread – This is what happens when I have a crusty loaf of bread and some fresh ripe tomatoes in my garden!

Pan con Tomate or Spanish Tomato Bread – This is what happens when I have a crusty loaf of bread and some fresh ripe tomatoes in my garden!

Pan con Tomate or Spanish Tomato Bread – This is what happens when I have a crusty loaf of bread and some fresh ripe tomatoes in my garden!
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Pan con Tomate (Spanish Tomato Bread)

186 Cals 5.5 Protein 31 Carbs 4.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 8 servings
COURSE: Appetizer
CUISINE: American
Pan con Tomate or Spanish Tomato Bread – This is what happens when I have a crusty loaf of bread and some fresh ripe tomatoes in my garden!

Ingredients

  • 16 oz rustic loaf or French baguette, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole
  • 3 ripe medium tomatoes, cut in half
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°.
  • Place bread on a baking sheet and place in the oven to lightly toast for about 5 minutes, or until slightly crisp on top and barely golden; remove from the oven.
  • While still hot, lightly rub the garlic cloves over the surface.
  • Then rub the tomato halves over the tops of the toasted bread.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil; serve immediately while still warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 2oz bread plus tomato Protein, Calories: 186kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 5.5g, Fat: 4.5g, Sodium: 385mg, Fiber: 2g
WW Points Plus: 5
Keywords: Pan con Tomate, Spanish Tomato Bread, tomato bread, tomato spread, tomato toast

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  1. Oh my goodness, I had completely forgotten about this lovely little appetizer until I saw your post. The first time I ever had it was in an old little tapas restaurant in Barcalona. A local helped us order and insisted on starting with this. The servers brought everything to the table and you assembled it yourself. It was all very charming and perfect with a nice glass of Cava! Thanks for bringing back memories!

  2. Hi!
    My name is eli and i'm from Catalonia.
    I would like to comment you one question, it's not an spanish bread, it's a CATALAN BREAD. 'Pa amb tomàquet'

    Molt bé anonymous
    thank's 😉

  3. Actually, this is called: "Pa amb tomàquet" and it is from Catalonia not Spain!

  4. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for posting. I haven't had this since I went to Spain in high school. I'm drooling already!

  5. It's amazing how such simple ingredients can taste so good. That's the beauty of eating produce that's in season. I make this often, especially now that there is an explosion of tomatoes in my garden! Great site by the way 😉

  6. who wouldnt like this?
    who can resist?
    a perfect dish for children
    even picky kids will love this dish
    and what child wouldn't like this dish.
    who wouldnt like this.
    and who wouldnt like this bread.

  7. Pro- I loved the taste/flavor combination!
    Con- Mine didn't turn out *nearly* as pretty as yours 🙁 The bread crumbled, and didn't get as nice and tomato-y pink when I rubbed them with the tomato half. I'll definitely give it another try, though!