Spanish ham with crusty bread & chopped tomato

Spanish ham with crusty bread & chopped tomato

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 6
This Spanish ham and chopped tomato dish served with crusty bread is ideal as part of a tapas evening or served up for a quick and easy lunch

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal298
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre4g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.8g
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  • 4 firm vine-ripened tomatoes, halved



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

  • 2 tbsp of your best olive oil, plus extra for brushing
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 12 thick slices of baguette
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 6 slices serrano ham, each halved lengthways

You will need

  • 12 cocktail sticks


  1. Sit a box grater on a plate and grate the tomatoes, leaving behind the skin. Drain the pulp in a small sieve, then mix the pulp with 2 tbsp of olive oil and season.

  2. Brush the bread with oil and toast or griddle until golden. Rub one side with the cut side of the garlic. Just before serving, spoon some of the tomato onto each slice. Finish with a piece of ham, push in a cocktail stick and sprinkle over black pepper.

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