Pan con Tomate (Spanish Tomato Bread)

Pan con Tomate

Elaine seems to be the only one who observes that I tend to blog a lot about breakfast. This is because I live in Singapore where the climate tends to be hot, so a hearty breakfast in the cooler mornings and a light lunch in the warmer afternoons make more sense.

Anyway, I love tomatoes and am always on a lookout for recipes to include them. But mostly, I simply eat them straight with a little bit of salt. But one delicious way to eat them is Pan con Tomate.

Pan con Tomate

Pan con Tomate or Spanish Tomato Bread makes a easy, light and delicious breakfast or anytime-snack or you can serve them as a starter or an accompaniment to steaks. It’s very versatile and it is also an insidious trick to get your kids to eat their veg as it’s fun to smoosh tomatoes. Enjoy!

Ingredients: (makes 1 slice of Pan con Tomate)

  • 1 ripe, juicy Tomato*
  • 1 clove Garlic**
  • 1 slice bread (baguette, bartard or ciabatta)
  • Good Olive Oil
  • Flaky Sea Salt

*Supermarket tomatoes tend to be very dry, so either go to your local Farmers’ (Wet) Market or choose each tomato carefully. Tastes best when in season (around March-April or in August).

**Most kids don’t like Garlic but what do they know eh? 🙂


  1. Grill or toast the bread.
  2. Rub the clove of Garlic on the bread.
  3. Slice the top off the tomato and rub it on the bread, spreading the tomato juice.
  4. Drizzle the Olive Oil on the bread.
  5. Sprinkle with flakes of sea salt and serve immediately.


  • Serve it warm.
  • You don’t have to use the Garlic clove completely.
  • Slap a few slices of Iberico Jamon on it.
  • It’s messy to eat but kids love it.

Posted on 16th Jul 2011 in Food and Drink, Recipes, Spanish


There Are 2 Comments


Su-Lin commented on July 20, 2011 at 11:41 pm

It’s Catalan! And it’s pa amb tomàquet. I cannot let this go as Blai is Catalan. 🙂


Ivan commented on July 21, 2011 at 12:21 am

To quote our famous statesman: “I stand corrected”. 😛

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