Sometimes the most delicious meals consist of only a few ingredients and not very much time to prepare. I remember sitting in my grandparent’s kitchen eating this with my best friend, grandma and grandpa. "Pan con tomate" (bread with tomatoes) is still one of my favorite things to eat. I jazzed this version up by adding sliced avocado, but it's just as good with just tomatoes- in fact, that's how I usually eat this, but had a few avocados that were going to spoil if not eaten. The only kicker with this meal is that the tomatoes have to be good... no mealy, tasteless tomatoes allowed!
4 slices bread (you can use any you like including gluten free)
3 large ripe tomatoes (green tomatoes are lovely in this too)
1 sliced avocado
1 small red onion
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of garlic powder
Sea salt to taste
First drizzle the bread with a little olive oil and toast until the bread is crunchy. While the bread is toasting, start slicing the tomatoes. Now would be a good time to sharpen your knife... I personally like paper-thin tomato slices and to achieve that goal, you need a really sharp knife. Put the tomatoes in a bowl and season with sea salt and olive oil. Slice the avocado and onions. Then just assemble each toast. I started with the tomatoes, then avocado, then onions, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt and garlic powder. My mouth is watering... especially since I am NOT feeling my peanut butter and jelly sandwich I brought for lunch today. Oh well there's always dinner right?