Spanish Tomato Toast

In Healthy Foods, Spain on October 11, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Photo by Purple CloudThe Spaniards are quite an eccentric bunch of people, when it comes to food. Eating, to them, is a way of life. An everyday meal always has to consist of 3 courses (sometimes 4) – from the starter, to main course and dessert. There’s no rush, and you should always savor it.

Undoubtedly, that’s what I love about living here. Food has to be perfect, even for breakfast.

Begin your crash course in Spanish culinary by dipping your hands into the first meal of the day.

The tostadas con tomates (tomato toast) is a typical Andalusian breakfast that is simple and healthy. Ever since I’ve moved to Andalusia, it’s been my energy-providing meal every single morning.

A toasted slice of baguette garnished with generous portions of olive oil and tomato pulp, it’s as simple as life can be.

Coupled with a glass of orange juice, it sure is a vibrant and energetic way of kick starting my day. Buen Provecho!

Here’s my recipe to make tostada de tomate (2 portions):

-4 thin slices of baguette bread
-4 ripe red tomatoes cut in half
-Extra-virgin olive oil
-Small bowl of coarse salt

1. Toast the baguette lightly in the oven.
2. Once the bread is toasted, rub the cut side of the tomato over the bread, pressing firmly to push the pulp into the bread; discard the skins and remaining pulp.
4. Drizzle olive oil over the bread and tomatoes; sprinkle with salt. Voila!

Photo by Flopper

  1. Oh my goodness! this is what I ate growing up on the farm in SE Oklahoma LOL. It’s a small world. My husband and I just had to cancel a 15 day vacation in Andalusia and Morocco because of recent job uncertainty. I saw your tweet and had to come over. LOVE the website. P.S. we plan to rebook the trip either next spring or the fall. Will contact you for some insight into Andalusia. My multitude of research can’t replace on the spot experience.

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