Catalan Tomato Bread

Catalan Tomato Bread

Spanish Catalan tomato bread (pan con tomate) is toasted bread rubbed with garlic and ripe tomato and drizzled with olive oil and salt.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Slice off one end piece of the bread, which will have lots of crust, and set it aside for another use. Then slice the rest of the loaf into pieces about 3/4-inch thick. 
  3. Step 3

    Toast the slices lightly on both sides.
  4. Step 4

    Peel the garlic cloves and slice a bit off the ends and rub the cut ends over each slice of bread. The cloves will eventually wear down after being rubbed against the toasted bread, and you will end up with stubby little pieces that are impossible to hold.
  5. Step 5

    Slice the ripe tomatoes in half across the middle. Then, using the tomato half, rub the cut side of the tomato generously onto each slice.
  6. Step 6

    Drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil over the slices of bread. Season with salt and serve.