Catalans, who consider grilled bread with tomato the ultimate comfort food, often rub both sides of the toast with garlic and tomato and top it with anchovy fillets; another common topping is serrano ham. Prep and Cook Time: about 10 minutes.

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Credit: Rachel Weill

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Makes 6 to 8 servings


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  • Toast the bread slices on a grill, turning once, or in a toaster until golden brown.

  • Peel garlic, if using, and rub cloves on toast. Cut tomatoes in half crosswise and rub toast with cut side of tomatoes, squeezing gently so that each piece of toast is coated with juice, bits of tomato flesh, and seeds. Drizzle toast with olive oil and sprinkle with salt to taste.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; calories from fat 59%; protein 7.5g; fat 18g; saturated fat 1.2g; carbohydrates 39g; fiber 2.5g; sodium 373mg.