Pan Con Tomate (Spanish Tomato Toast) Recipe – Spanish Special

Pan con tomate is one of the most popular breakfast recipes in Spain. It’s made with bread, garlic, tomatoes, salt and extra virgin olive oil.

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Total Time15 min

Pan con Tomate (Spanish Tomato Toast) Ingredients :

  • 4 whole wheat bread slices
  • 2 salad tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and split in half
  • Extra virgin olive oil to taste, optional
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional

How to Make Pan con Tomate (Spanish Tomato Toast)


Toast the bread in a toaster, skillet or oven.


Cut tomatoes in half, and grate them using a box grater, discarding the stem and skins. You can also rub the tomatoes directly over the bread (discarding the stems and skins as well) or use an immersion blender to make the tomato mixture (discarding only the stems).


Place the tomato mixture in a small bowl, add the salt and mix until well combined.


Rub the raw garlic over the toasted bread. You can make 4 to 8 toasts with one clove. Discard the garlic.


Spoon tomato mixture over bread, and top with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (I added ¼ to ½ teaspoon or oil per toast, but it’s optional) and some chopped fresh parsley (optional).


Serve immediately. Best when fresh, you can keep the tomato mixture in a sealed container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

Recipe Notes:

Feel free to use any type of bread you have on hand. If you want to make it at home, take a look at my easy rye and spelt bread and at my gluten-free bread.

The clove of garlic can be used to make any recipe that calls for garlic. I like to sautée it with some water or oil and other veggies, then I add some spices, herbs or sauces and it’s so tasty.
Any type of tomatoes will do, but the amount may vary.

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil for the 4 toasts. It doesnt’ include the clove of garlic (as we discard it), and the parsley either (as it’s an optional ingredient).