This could easily be the simplest summer snack ever. And you will want to eat this every day for the rest of the summer…or as long as you have fresh tomatoes on the vine, or at your farmers’ market!
All that is required are three ingredients (although you could gild the lily with a few more) and a minute or two of spare time.
Bread with tomato (pan con tomate) is one of the most widely eaten and the most famous dishes from Spain, specifically, the region of Catalan, where it is referred to as pa amb tomaquet.
Take a slice of toasted crusty bread and rub it with a halved clove of garlic (use the cut side to really get the garlic flavor into the toast). Next, simply cut a ripe tomato in half and rub it into the toast as well. Drizzle the whole thing with good olive oil and sprinkle with a bit of flaky sea salt. The toasts can be eaten as is, but is often topped with cheese, ham or sausage. However, I was hungry and couldn’t be bothered with much more than olive oil…I even forgot the salt. Fortunately my tomato was still warm from being plucked from the vine and its flesh didn’t need anything to jazz it up. Maybe next time…