This dish was inspired by cookbook author Paula Wolfert, who shared with The Daily Meal that Pan con Tomate is her favorite guilty-pleasure food. This traditional Spanish snack food is about as simple as it gets. Use the best possible ingredients, such as a fresh loaf of crusty bread and ripe, seasonal tomatoes when making this dish.
Toast the bread if you prefer. Rub the garlic cloves into bread, just enough to impart a garlicky essence. With the cut side down, rub half a tomato into each piece of bread, the bread should look like it has been stained red. Drizzle with olive oil and add a sprinkle of salt.