Pan con tomate on a white serving platter with fresh basil

Pan Con Tomate

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

Make Pan Con Tomate for you next happy hour! A delicious, toasted tomato bread appetizer that’s a super easy to make – ready in less than 10 minutes!



  • 2 large beefsteak or heirloom tomatoes (any tomato will work, the ripest tomato that you can find, if the tomatoes are smaller just grab one or two more)
  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread
  • 23 whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper
  • Fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese for topping (optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the top side off of the tomatoes and discard. Grate the flesh side of the tomatoes on the largest holes of a box grater over a bowl. The tomato will grate into pulp and juice and leave the skin behind. Discard the tomato skin. Season the tomato puree with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Slice the ciabatta loaf in half lengthwise and then into 2 inch pieces, as shown in the photos in the post. Brush the cut side of the bread with olive oil and then season with salt and pepper and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 4-5 minutes until the bread is nicely browned and slightly charred on the edges.
  5. Remove the bread from the oven and immediately rub the bread with the garlic cloves. (You might need a minute or two to let the bread cool slightly so that you can handle it)
  6. Spoon the tomato pulp over the warm bread and serve. Optional garnishes include fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese. (*See the post for more garnish ideas)
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Spanish

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