The tomato tostada is probably the most typical Spanish breakfast. You can easily recreate it at home, it’s quick, simple and tasty.
What is Spanish Tomato Tostada?
You might be wondering what is a tostada and what does it have to do with tomatoes? Spanish tomato tostada is essentially a piece of toast with olive oil and tomato pulp drizzled over the top. The tostada is probably the most typical Spanish breakfast. Think of it as the Spanish version of Italian bruschetta.
Pan con tomate Spain
Tomato tostadas are also served as a snack or for tapas. If you order it in a bar or cafe, you will usually get a sliced, toasted baguette with a small bowl of mashed tomatoes a bottle of olive oil and some salt. Sometimes people rub garlic or aioli onto the toast before the oil is added.
How to make an authentic Spanish tomato tostada at home
You can easily recreate this at home. It’s quick, simple and tasty. All you need to do is cut a tomato in half and grate it into a bowl. The pulp will come out easily and you’ll remain with the skin. You can even grate a big batch and store it in a glass jar in the fridge.
My family really enjoys this with freshly baked gluten-free bread.
Spanish Tostado Ingredients
Because this is such a simple dish the quality of the ingredients really do matter. Try to use fresh tomatoes and good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Easy Newbie Gluten Free Bread recipe here
Spanish Tomato Tostada
- 1 tomato
- olive oil
- salt to taste
- Toast your bread. If using freshly baked bread skip this step.
- Prick holes in the bread to help the olive oil soak in.
- Drizzle on the olive oil.
- Cut the tomato in half, and grate over the toasted bread. The pulp will grate easily and you'll remain with the skin.
- Sprinkle on salt to taste.