The traditional Spanish breakfast differs from area to area, but one of the most popular choices is tostada con aceite de oliva virgen extra (toast with extra virgin olive oil).
Tostada translates as “toast”, and it is the best thing you can order for breakfast all over Spain. In its most traditional way, the Spanish tostada is simple, a piece of bread drizzled in good quality extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with salt. A very popular variation of the tostada is the one with tomatoes. Tostada con tomate is served in the same way as the traditional one, but with the addition of grated tomatoes – which resemble a thick sauce. From here, you can start building the tostada to your own taste by ordering additional ingredients such as Manchego cheese or jamón serrano. The combinations are endless.
Tostada can also be sweet, when the piece of toast is served alongside with extra virgin olive oil and sugar or jam, a healthier version of the one with butter and jam.