Spanish Garlic Toast


  • 1 (1 pound) loaf bread, thickly sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled, or more to taste
  • 1 fresh tomato, halved, or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or as needed
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

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Toast bread slices until golden and crunchy, 3 to 5 minutes.

Rub toasted bread with garlic cloves until evenly covered; rub with cut side of tomato until evenly covered. Spread olive oil evenly over slices with a pastry brush or by hand. Season with salt and pepper.