Tapas are a wide variety of snacks or small light dishes in Spanish cuisine, but they can also be eaten in combinations to produce a much larger meal!
Tapas dishes can be served hot or cold. This is a simple and tasty example of a Spanish tapas dish.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; use measuring spoons; chop using bridge/claw technique safely; use a toaster/grill (with adult supervision).
Gluten | Sulphites | May contain soya
(please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use)
Knife, chopping board, bowl, spoon, measuring spoons.
Ingredients (serves 4, or 8 as a taster):
- 4 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- Ground black pepper
- 8 slices of baguette
- 4 slices of serrano or prosciutto ham
- Mix together the chopped tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and pepper.
- Toast the baguette slices. Spoon a little of the tomato topping on to each piece of toast.
- Tear the slices of ham into pieces and place one piece on each slice of bread.
So thinking about Spanish tomato bread tapas ...
Bread is a good source of complex carbohydrates which gives us energy. It is also a good source of fibre and B vitamins. Try to eat wholegrain varieties.
Tomatoes are really good for us containing a wide range of vitamins and minerals. They also contain lycopene, a type of antioxidant which can help protect our bodies from disease.
Ham is high in salt and is a form of processed meat. Try to eat these types of meat in smaller amounts.
|-||Energy||981kJ / 234kcal||12%|
per 150g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 654kJ / 156kcal
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