Pan con tomate on the BBQ

Pan con tomate, an indispensable tapa in Spanish cuisine! This tapa is so simple, but incredibly delicious. Crispy pieces of baguette, a tapenade of ripe juicy tomatoes, lots of garlic and plenty of olive oil, these are the main ingredients of this Spanish flavor bomb. This popular tapa becomes even tastier when you prepare it on the BBQ of course!

Pan con tomate on the BBQ

Preparation of pan con tomate on the BBQ

To prepare the pan con tomate we use the Sunshine Yellow Carlo table barbecue. The combo of this cheerful barbecue and this delicious tapa are sure to evoke a blissful holiday feeling in you! Light the Carlo table barbecue and warm up to a high temperature.

Season 8 tablespoons of olive oil with salt and pepper in a soup plate. Cut the baguette into pieces and then slice them in half. Leave the pieces for a moment in the olive oil. Then grill the pieces of baguette on your BBQ on a high temperature. Put them aside to get crispy.

Peel the garlic and cut the tomato into small pieces. Put the garlic and the tomato in the blender, together with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the paprika. Season with salt and pepper and blend until smooth.

Put a spoonful of the tomato mixture onto each piece of baguette. Finish with basil leaves. Your pan con tomate is now ready to serve!

The Spanish culture of tapas

Pan con tomate belongs to one of the classics among the tapas you can eat in Spain. In Spain there is a true tapa culture: when having a drink in a Spanish café you are generally offered one or more delicious snacks of the house, these are called tapas. Sometimes there are so many tapas that you don't even need to eat for dinner anymore. There are hundreds of different tapas but the most popular are: tortilla de patatas, patatas bravas, jamon serrano or iberico, croquetas, calamari and not to forget the delicious pan con tomate! Olé!

Extra tips

The tapa pan con tomate involves a lot of olive oil. So it’s possible that you accidentally end up with a grease stain on your clothes! We always say: prevention is better than cure! Save your favorite outfit from (grease) stains by wearing an apron while grilling. This gives your clothes optimal protection. Barbecook gives you the choice: an elegant black apron or a sturdy leather one. What will it be?