Pan con Tomate with a Twist

Pan con tomate with a twist - Cantabrian anchovies - tomato preserve - Donostia Foods


You'll never go wrong with a classic take on pan con tomate. It's a staple for a reason. Deliciousness. But, adaptation is key to life, and trying new and different variations of anything can stimulate the senses and bring fresh perspective. And also be delicious.

A tribute to the original, in a different key, this pan con tomate eschews tomato pulp and garlic for a seasonal, spreadable preserve of tomato, chili pepper, lemon, sugar, and salt. The subtle heat of the chili and touch of sweetness from the organic cane sugar are a superb complement to a Cantabrian anchovy fillet or three, if you so choose.

Pan con Tomate with a Twist

Total Time: Absolutely none, cosmically speaking.



1. Heat a generous pour of olive oil in a pan, then add slices of a fresh loaf of hearty, crusty bread. Keep heating until you have a nice, crispy golden brown side, then flip and repeat.

2. Spread the spreadable tomato chili.

3. Top with anchovies, if you wish.


For additional recipes and serving suggestions for Spanish conservas, please see our aptly named Recipes & Serving Suggestions page.