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Pan Con Tomate – A Spanish Tapas Favourite

by eva.katona@yahoo.com
pan con tomate

Living on these at the moment. Too hot in London! Too hot to cook, bake, take a walk, sleep and the kids are tired from the heat and not sleeping well, so they whinge and whine a LOT. So apart from worrying about climate change slapping this heatwave into our face, Covid-19, the children’s education and our own health, I even have to listen to their whinging practically 16/7 because although luckily they sleep at leat 7 or 8 hours these nights, but then I’m mostly asleep during those hours as well so it really feels the whinging goes on for 24/7.

But nice food always a treat. Only that I don’t fancy cooking in this hot weather at all. I’m not even really hungry to be honest, I just want to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. 

And these are a real favourites of mine: tostadas con tomate (or pan con tomate). Toast with grated tomato but it sounds posher in Spanish doesn’t it? I used to eat them a lot when I used to live in Ibiza. They eat these with Ibicencan ham, mainly for breakfast and as tapas. Not much of a recipe of course, but the trick is to add the salt to the tomato before draining the tomatoes: the salt will make more liquid.

pan con tomate

pan con tomate

For two people you will need:

  • 6 medium tomatoes, washed
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • Fresh baguette or any other bread you have at home (I only had sliced bread)
  • Sea salt flakes, garlic salt or chilli salt flakes
  • Couple of fresh basil leaves


Grate the tomatoes after halving them, add some salt, let it sit for a minute or two, then get rid of the excess liquid using a sieve, season and mix the olive oil in. Serve on toasted bread with a few basil leaves. 

Pan con tomate – super easy, refreshing and light.

What’s your favourite hot weather food?

Pan Con Tomate - A Spanish Tapas Favourite

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