Grilled Bread with Tomato (Pan con Tomate)

For this Spanish classic, pan con tomate, grilling the bread gives it a hard outer crust that acts almost like a cheese grater when you scrape the tomato across its surface.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 toasts
Nutrition Profile:


  • 4 slices crusty sourdough bread (about 1 inch thick)

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and halved

  • 4 medium tomatoes, halved

  • 4 slices serrano ham or prosciutto

  • Ground pepper for serving


  1. Preheat a gas grill to medium, build a fire in a charcoal grill or build a campfire and let it burn down to medium heat (about 400 degrees F).

  2. Brush or drizzle both sides of bread with 2 tablespoons oil. Grill the bread, flipping occasionally, until both sides are well toasted, 2 to 6 minutes total.

  3. Rub one side of each piece of toast with garlic, then rub each piece with two tomato halves, squeezing so all the juice and pulp is released into the toast. (You should be left with just the skin.) Drape the toasts with serrano ham (or prosciutto), drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and sprinkle with pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

279 Calories
16g Fat
25g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 toast
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g 17%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Vitamin A 473IU 9%
Vitamin C 8mg 9%
Folate 81mcg 20%
Sodium 504mg 22%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 20mg 5%
Potassium 190mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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