Pa Amb Tomaquet (Catalan Country Bread)

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"Commonly served as an accompaniment to a meal in the region of Catalunya (Catalonia), this bread, rubbed with garlic and tomato and drizzled with olive oil, is a delicious departure from plain table bread. As a tapa, it is often topped with a thin slice of cured ham or with anchovy fillets. Because of its simplicity, the ingredients must be the best: coarse-textured crusty bread, flavorful olive oil, and vine-ripened tomatoes."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (126.3 g)
  • Calories 210.8
  • Total Fat - 2.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 373.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 39.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 5.1 g
  • Protein - 7.4 g
  • Calcium - 203.3 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Step 2

Arrange the bread slices on a baking sheet and toast lightly on both sides. Let cool.

Step 3

Rub the cut side of a garlic clove over both sides of each bread slice.

Step 4

Then rub the bread on both sides with the cut sides of the tomatoes, squeezing each tomato half slightly to release its juice.

Step 5

Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with salt.

Step 6

Serves 6 as a tapa.


No special items needed.

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