Pà amb tomàquet (Toasted bread with tomato)
  • 12x1 cm/1/2 in thick slices country-style bread
  • 3 cloves garlic, halved (optional)
  • 6 soft, vine-ripened tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • paper-thin slices cured ham (optional)
  1. Toast the bread under a hot grill or on a barbecue grid over glowing coals.
  2. While warm, rub each slice on one side with a cut garlic clove.
  3. Halve the tomatoes crosswise and rub each side of the toast with a tomato half, allowing the juice, seeds and pulp to soak into the bread.
  4. Pour on a little olive oil and season with salt. Serve topped with ham if desired.
This is a very typical dish from Catalonia, one of the autonomous regions of Spain. It's usually served with cured ham or with a great variety of cold meats and it can be eaten at any time of the day :) Enjoy !!!