Pa Amb Oli Pa Amb OliAugust 30, 2017 in Recipes, SnacksShare ThisFacebookPinterestTwitterPrintemail Pa Amb Oli (pam-bowl-lee) is the quintessential dish of Mallorca, dating back centuries and standing the test of time as the most beloved snack/meal of modern day Mallorca. Although Pa Amb Oli literally translates to “bread and oil”, tomatoes are an essential ingredient in the classic recipe. Pa Amb Oli is traditionally prepared with Ramallet tomatoes, a Spanish variety of cluster tomatoes concentrated in flavor due to lack of water. While visiting Spain you can find these cluster tomatoes hanging by string in almost any market. In other parts of the world that do not carry Ramallet tomatoes, you can substitute you favorite cluster tomato variety. Choose tomatoes that are smaller in size and known to pack a punch of flavor. Tomatoes are the star of the show here so you want to pick as high quality as possible. Typical application of the tomato is cut in half and rubbed on the piece of bread. I chose to pulse the tomatoes in a food processor to extract more liquid (seeping into the crevices of the bread more effectively) and generously spreading the mixture over the bread. Pa Amb Oli can be eaten simply as a mix of bread, tomato, and oil as a delicious snack. If you’d like amore substantial meal, Mallorcans have become accustomed to adding their own favorite addition namely sliced meats, cheese, and pickled vegetables. I love adding fresh arugula mixed with basil, along with some avocado and freshly sliced bell peppers for crunch! Place 2 cups cherry tomatoes (or 5-6 whole tomatoes), 2 Tbl olive oil, 1 tsp raw honey, and a dash of sea salt to a food processor. Honey is optional. I prefer this addition because such a small amount balances the acidity of the tomato rather than creating a sweet spread. Process tomatoes on high for 1-2 minutes until the skins are almost completely pulverized. Spoon 2-3 Tbl of tomatoes mix onto your bread. Allow the juices to soak into the bread. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with flaked sea salt. Add your favorite toppings. Traditional Pa Amb Oli toppings include sliced meats, cheeses, and pickled vegetables. Check out my Pa Amb Oli tutorial on Fox31’s Everyday Show!