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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Servings: 6

Pan Con Tomate Appetizers

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Made with Dempster’s® White Bread, Pan Con Tomate Appetizers are simple and delicious. Crispy bread, fresh tomato and spices will tempt your taste buds. Serve the classic, Spanish-style dish as a lovely tapas or starter or with soup or salad as an alternative to garlic bread. Serves six.


  • 6 slices Dempster's® White Bread
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) sea salt
  • Pinch chili flakes
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat oil in skillet set over medium heat; cook garlic for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Using largest holes of box grater, carefully grate tomatoes into bowl and discard the skin; set aside.
  4. Preheat broiler; broil bread slices for 30 to 60 seconds per side or until golden brown and toasted.
  5. Generously brush bread with olive oil and garlic; spoon grated tomatoes and juices over top.
  6. Sprinkle with sea salt and chili flakes.
  7. Cut into triangles and garnish with parsley.

Tip: Alternatively, rub garlic clove all over toasted bread slices, then drizzle olive oil over top.