Sometimes simple is best.
Take for example basil – chopped with a few walnuts and whisked into a perfect pesto.
Or peaches – sliced and slightly spiced and baked into a pie.
Or tomatoes – pureed into a drink or roasted for sauce …
… or rubbed on garlic-y bread with a drizzle of olive oil, a pinch of salt and a sprinkle of thyme.
Simple and perfect.
Pan Con Tomate – Tomato Bread
This snack is a celebration of summer tomatoes, simple and perfect. Plus it comes together in a flash.
Serves how ever many you wish
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 1/2 garlic clove
- 1 ripe tomato, halved
- thyme leaves
- sea salt
- olive oil
Lightly toast or grill bread. Rub with garlic clove while still warm.
Rub bread with cut side of tomato, or grate tomato and spread pulp over bread.
Sprinkle with thyme leaves and sea salt, drizzle with olive oil.
vegan // vegetarian // dairy-free // soy-free // dairy-free // gluten-free if gf bread is used
Mike Smith says
I love Pan Con Tomate is a good healthy meal. I’m on a diet so its good to eat food like this. Those tomatoes look so delicious and ripe.
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I could live off of this all summer long!
Joanne T Ferguson says
G’day I LOVE tomato bread too JJ,
Great recipe! Love your photos today…spread the word too!
brenda hayes says
Looks delicious…makes me hungry
Lizzy (Good Things) says
Vibrant, fresh and delicious!
Annie @ The Random Foodie says
the pan con tomate is one of my fave Spanish dishes. so simple but so good!
Helen (Grab Your Fork) says
Aww I love pan con tomate in Spain. Such a beautifully simple dish, and so satisfying too!
Yum! We ate pan con tomate every single day on our recent trip to Barcelona – breakfast, lunch, dinner, it’s so versatile and so delicious.
Love it! Very authentic too, my Italian friend used to eat this all the time.
Carl Joe says
Cool! Pan Con Tomate is perfect for vegetarians indeed…. I’m thinkin to be one so i’ll grab more of it.