Catalan Tomato Bread


This is the most simple appetizer- I remember eating it at every restaurant in Barcelona. I served it with the toppings already on the bread. Another option is to serve the grilled bread with a clove of garlic, half of a tomato, olive oil and salt on the side. This recipe was adapted from The Barbecue Bible by Steven Raichlen.

Serves: 8

  • 4 fresh, very ripe tomatoes cut in half
  • 4 cloves garlic, cut in half
  • 8 slices country-style bread, cut 1/2 inch thick
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • coarse salt
  • freshly ground black pepper (optional)
  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high.
  2. Arrange the bread slices on the hot grate and grill until nicely browned, 2 to 4 minutes per side.
  3. Rub each bread slice with cut garlic followed by cut tomato. Discard the tomato skin.
  4. Drizzle each slice with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired.

About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

2 responses to “Catalan Tomato Bread

  1. Excellent :)… U are on roll today 🙂

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