Spanish tomato bread with jamón Serrano

Spanish tomato bread with jamón Serrano

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Prep: 5 mins


Serves 10-12 with other dishes

These tasty tapas snacks are ready in just 5 minutes, the perfect accompaniment for a drinks party

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  • 4 ripe tomato, chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • salt
  • pepper



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 20 slices of baguette
  • 5-6 slices Serrano ham


  1. Mix together the chopped tomatoes, garlic glove, olive oil, salt and pepper. Keep in the fridge until needed.

  2. To serve, toast 20 slices of baguette. Spoon a little tomato topping on to each piece of toast. Tear 5-6 slices of jamón Serrano into pieces and put one piece on each slice of bread.

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Comments (30)

baselgordon's picture

Lovely with, or without, the ham. Used more oil (rubbed oil into olive bread) and baked at 180 deg for 5-6 mins! Yumbo!! :)

foodbid's picture

Totally agree with Anirac's comment!!!! And in Spain the hem to be eaten in iberian ham not Serrano, it's something different one from the other. Check this for information about all types of Spanish ham:
This way to rubber the tomato is tipical from Catalonia, and it's done with tosted sliced of bread and you can rubber before the tomato a little of garlic!!!! It's delicious but... with Iberian ham, not Serrano ham!

lmb's picture

Made as part of tapas for a dinner party, really simple yet delicious. Quite garlic-y, but not overpoweringly so. Used parma ham, as that's all I could get, but worked fine.

owenbartley1's picture

Excellent recipe

antonelloter's picture

healthy food, here first toast the sliced of bread, after pass garlic in the toasted bread, and grate the tomatoes passing strainer just to take pulp of tomatoe, and not the water. Put on the top the spanish ham. The secret is election a good tomatoe (normally it´s easy to find in summer, is the season, also you can find all year), and spanish ham, possibly "iberian ham", do you can apreciatte foot it´s black no white.

tyejersey's picture

This is my go to recipe when i need to feed a crowd. It's perfect as a starter for an informal summer get together. It's delicious and easy. I like it topped with parmesan cheese.

sarafused's picture

I used 2 vine tomatoes and a clove of garlic which was perfect for us garlic lovers!

kate433's picture

very healthy food and easy make. you tins convine also with chese or anything you want. Halal Food In Mississauga Typical slab from Catalonia area in Spain.

billye01's picture

This makes a lovely Breakfast Tapas!

nanisnanis's picture

first of all, it is not Spanish tomato bread but Catalan (most spaniards don't eat bread like that, catalans do all the time). Its name is PA AMB TOMÀQUET.
Secondly, Pa amb tomàquet is prepared by grating half a tomato into the bread firstly toasted. Finally, you just add olive oil and salt, no pepper in it!
You can enjoy Pa amb tomàquet with any cheese, ham, Spanish omelet...

esthermarypots's picture

These were delicious - much to my surprise - didn't expect so much from a bit of bread, a few tomatoes and some ham. Couldn't get any Serrano Ham so used some other kind and it was lovely.

emmaerinanna's picture

These are soooo tasty, any time of the year they will take you back to warm summer nights with a cold glass of wine.

boistizon's picture

Made these for as part of a tapas evening, they were the first things to go - I also grated my tomatoes, which I think made the bread more moist - will do these again and again.

hannahwhiteuk's picture

So Good!!!

Made it tonight as a starter - will make again - so quick and easy.

pelicano's picture

Living in Spain we eat this regularly. I cut the tomatoes in half and grate them before adding seasoning and olive oil. Don't always add garlic as not all my friends enjoy it as I do.

anirac's picture

ohhhh!! the "pa amb tomàquet" isn't is not so! The tomato is rubbed on the bread until it catches the flavor and color! then seasoned with olive oil and salt...(this is the most famous snack of Catalans!)

missimaz's picture

soooo simple but tasty ! might do it with parma ham next time!

blondie13's picture

loved this recipe - so quick and all my guests loved it - great tapas dish. thanks


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