Barcelona Photoblog: Pa amb Tomaquet - Bread with Tomato

Friday, November 21, 2008

Pa amb Tomaquet - Bread with Tomato

Pa amb Tomaquet - Bread with Tomato  [enlarge]

Nothing like a good toast spread with tomato and some olive oil to accompany any kind of food. We call it pa amb tomaquet. Instead of using a slice of tomato to make a sandwich or pouring and spreading some tomato sauce on the bread we cut tomatoes into halves and gently spread them against the toast. You can first rub the bread with garlic, then you apply the tomato and finally you add some olive oil. That will serve as the basis for many ingredients like anchovies, ham, sausage or grilled aubergines, red peppers and onions sliced in strips aka escalivada among other things.


  1. Yummy shot. I wish I had some of this to go with the grilled salmon that I'm making for dinner tonight!

  2. Anonymous5:16 AM

    Looks and sounds good, have to remember to try this sometime. :)

  3. Anonymous8:38 AM

    Oh I remember I've eaten this and I just loved it! (and the gazpacho as well)

  4. :) mmmmm.........yummy!

  5. Mmmm... I leave for Barcelona next Wednesday, and I am SO excited for the food!

  6. -Oh Lydia I wish I could send you some ;)
    -Ivar and yz. Thanks. It is delicious. Gazpacho too. It is from -Andalusia but we love it too in the summer.
    -Thanks Zannie. Want some. How's everything ;)
    -You do!!! Drop me a line.

  7. Making notes, thinking maybe I can do that here ... it sounds lovely and looks good.

  8. Of course you can. Maybe not with Spanish olive oil. Maybe it is Italian. But the bread and the tomatoes you have. Garlic really makes the difference for a good pa amb tomaquet. Remember it goes first. You don't want to mess up once the bread has been spread :)

  9. Anonymous1:35 AM

    .....memories.... Formentera holiday.....
    Yes, rub the bread with garlic, tomato and olive oil...a glass of wine.... happy time with and sun.
    Thank you Carlos.

    Best regards

  10. Anonymous12:22 AM

    This was a mind-blowing discovery for me during a recent trip to Catalonia. Lovely image, thanks!


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