A light Barcelona lunch

When I am eating alone at home, I have a tendency to create some offbeat meals.  One of my favorites is a big baked potato and broccoli.  That’s it. Thomas (and most people) wouldn’t see this as a complete meal, so I save it for my times alone.

Today for lunch, while Thomas was out playing golf, I made a recipe I have been wanting to try from one of my favorite cookbooks, Wine Bar Food. This recipe is adapted from a wine bar that the authors visited in Barcelona and is amazingly (and deliciously) simple. I would imagine it would be even better when tomatoes are in season.

Tomato Ham Bread

Ingredients: Sliced baguette, a tomato, serrano ham, manchego cheese and olive oil.

Go ahead and splurge on the manchego cheese--it's worth it!

Go ahead and splurge on the manchego cheese–it’s worth it!

Steps:

  1. Cut a tomato in half and rub/press it into one side of the bread until all the tomatoey goodness seeps into the crevices of the bread and stains it a lovely pink.
  2.  Using a vegetable pTomatoey Goodness eeler, shave some of the cheese onto each slice of bread.
  3. Top each piece with a thin slice of Serrano ham.
  4. Drizzle with goodolive oil (since you are using the oil uncooked, you will want a high quality one here.)

And thats it!  I accompanied the bread with a small spinach salad and a glass of crisp, white wine for a very satisfying meal.  The tomato bread is bursting with different flavors and textures–definitely a crave-able snack.

 

I took a bite of one before I snapped this photo--I couldn't help it!

I took a bite of one before I snapped this photo–I couldn’t help it!

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Categories: Appetizer, Recipes

Author:apointgourmet

A former English teacher living in Stuttgart, Germany who finds some sanity and peace through cooking.

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One Comment on “A light Barcelona lunch”

  1. December 31, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    My kind of sandwich. Simple and tasty. 🙂

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