Spanish-Inspired Tomato Salad

  • Active Time 40m
  • Total Time 40m

8 servings, about 1 cup each

This simple salad, topped with crunchy garlicky breadcrumbs, is the perfect vehicle to showcase a unique, colorful mix of tomatoes—any size, shape or color will be delicious. While sherry vinegar adds a special touch, red-wine vinegar works too.

Make Ahead Tip: The fried breadcrumbs (Step 2) will keep, airtight, at room temperature for up to 1 day.


  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika, preferably smoked
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat (see Tips)
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 pounds tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 16 caperberries (see Tips) or 1/4 cup capers, rinsed
  • 6 anchovy fillets, chopped, plus more whole fillets, for garnish


Heat 1/3 cup oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and paprika and cook, stirring, until the garlic is fragrant and sizzling, but not brown, about 20 seconds. Transfer to a large bowl to cool.

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in the pan over medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and cook, stirring, until crispy and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer the breadcrumbs to a plate.

Whisk vthe inegar, pepper, sugar and salt into the garlic-paprika oil. Add the tomatoes, parsley, caperberries (or capers) and chopped anchovies; gently stir to combine.

Transfer the tomato salad to a platter and top with the fried breadcrumbs. Garnish with anchovies, if desired.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 11421

nutrition information per serving

188 calories; 14g total fat; 2g total saturated fat; 3mg cholesterol; 402mg sodium; 14g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 4g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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