Everybody loves a toaster oven meal.

You guys, it’s hot outside. It’s too hot to cook, but also too hot out to grill out. I think it’s time to pull out the toaster oven.

toast recipe

It’s funny because toast made a valiant little comeback. Not that it ever really went out of style. But, Spain has always known toast was awesome. For anyone that’s been to Spain, you probably recognize tostada con tomate. It’s typically a breakfast food (but we LOVE breakfast for dinner). It’s great for something light but satisfying when it’s too damn hot to heat up your kitchen! This is also about the laziest thing you can make a light meal out of. Yeah, yeah, if you have a larger appetite you might need to make 2 or 3 batches of these suckers.

The process is pretty simple. Brush (or drizzle) olive oil on some good slices of bread and toast until golden. You can also set the thin slices of sausage on top of the toast and take them off when it’s done to put the tomato on instead of microwaving them.

toast recipe

While the toast is toasting, grate your tomatoes. Yeah, seems weird. And, grating a tomato is not the easiest thing to do in the world. But I like it. Feel free to thinly slice them instead if you really don’t want to grate them. You can even dress this up a little bit more by adding a thin slice or two of Manchego to the bread before you toast it. Add a glass of wine and bada-bing! Dinner.

Tostada con Tomate
  • 2 large/thick slices of good bread
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil one per slice
  • 1-2 roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 smoked sausage sliced very thin
  • More olive oil to drizzle on top optional
  1. Microwave the sausage slices just until the ends start to curl up. Alternatively, you can add them on top of the bread if you're using a toaster oven and cook them in there. Just remove, add tomatoes, and put back on.

  2. Brush (or drizzle) the olive oil onto the bread. Toast until golden brown. While the bread is toasting, grate the tomatoes. Once the toast is finished, spread the tomatoes evenly over the toast, top with a little salt, sliced sausage, and more olive oil if desired.


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Gary burger

You forgot the garlic!