Spanish-style toast with tomato (pan con tomate)

March 13, 2017
Spanish-style toast with tomato (pan con tomate) recipe

Viva, Spanish-style toast with tomato! This is a delicious, simple snack that celebrates the beautiful flavour of plump, ripe tomatoes.

Recipe and styling by Claire Ferrandi

Assisted by Nomvuselelo Mncube

Photograph by Dylan Swart 

Spanish-style toast with tomato (pan con tomate)

Serves: 10
Cooking Time: 20 mins


  • 1 baguette, sliced in half
  • lengthways and each half sliced into 5 (10 pieces in total)
  • olive oil, to drizzle
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
  • 2 large, ripe tomatoes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • basil leaves, to serve



Preheat the oven to 190˚C. Place the 10 baguette slices on a roasting tray and drizzle with olive oil. Toast in the preheated oven, 10 minutes or until golden brown. Once the toast comes out of the oven, rub garlic over the sliced surface of the bread.


Place a grater over a plate and grate the tomatoes on the largest holes, discarding any big bits of skin. Season the tomato well. To serve, spread the tomato onto the toast and garnish with the basil leaves.


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