Side View of a wood board with pan con tomate

Pan con tomate

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: As much as you need
  • Diet: Vegan


Pan con tomate is a simple yet delicious tapa from Barcelona. Toasted bread, with fresh grated tomatoes, olive oil, and salt. Comfort food Barcelona Style!


  • Ciabatta, Baguette or Crusty Rustic Bread, as much as you need 
  • Ripe, flavorful tomatoes
  • Garlic cloves (optional)
  • Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • Salt
  • See Note regarding amounts 


  1. Toast or grill the bread
  2. Grate tomatoes in a large bowl (See Note 4)
  3. Lightly rub the toasted bread with a garlic clove (if using garlic)
  4. Drizzle bread with olive oil
  5. Spread the grated tomato over the bread
  6. Add salt to taste
  7. Enjoy plain or with your favorite topping (some of our favorites are tortilla de patatas and Manchego cheese)


  1. Use as much bread, tomatoes, olive oil and salt as you need, depending on how many people you have at your table
  2. If you like fresh garlic, peel and cut a clove of garlic in half and rub it on the toasted bread.
  3. You may grate the tomatoes one day ahead and keep in a glass airthight container in the fridge.  We wouldn’t recommend grating the tomatoes more than one day ahead.
  4. Drizzle olive oil and spread the tomato right before serving, to prevent the bread from getting soggy. You can also place the toasted bread in tray next to a bowl of grated tomatoes, some peeled garlic cloves a good bottle of olive oil and some salt. Let each person build their own ” pan con tomate “. 
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: raw
  • Cuisine: Spain


  • Serving Size: 1/2 ciabatta bun
  • Calories: 136
  • Sugar: 3
  • Sodium: 223
  • Fat: 3.7
  • Saturated Fat: .8
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.8
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 22
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 5.2
  • Cholesterol: 0

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