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Pan con Tomate

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As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, in partnership with Earthbound Farm, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.

Today: A Spanish staple that's greater than the sum of its parts.

Pan con Tomate

Before you forget about tomatoes, you should make Pan con Tomate, that Spanish mainstay that is essentially a lazy man's bruschetta. You can construct it at you desk, with ingredients that you've grabbed while running out of your apartment in the dark (a tomato, a hunk of bread from last night's dinner) and a few staples you should be keeping at the office anyways (oil, salt). 

Slice open a baguette and a tomato. Rub the former into the latter, guts and all; it should look like a crime scene. Err on the side of more tomato. Drizzle on your oil, throw on a pinch of salt, and you're good to go. Rustle up a salad (you're keeping greens in the work fridge, right?) and some protein, and you'll be laughing in the face of that 3 PM slump.


We're partnering with Earthbound Farm to bring you always fresh, never sad lunch ideas. Because dinner shouldn't be the only time that you put care into what you're eating.

Automagic Spring Menu Maker!
Automagic Spring Menu Maker!

Tags: Salad, Lunch, Back to School, Not Sad Desk Lunch