If you have ever been to a Tapas bar in Spain you will have seen rows of montaditos on the counter – pieces of bread topped with a myriad of interesting and colourful toppings. The term montadito comes from the word montar, meaning to mount, as a reference to the toppings mounted on top of the bread.
We love montaditos so much for entertaining, once you have a few ingredients, all you need to do is buy some nice crusty bread and you have yourself a Spanish feast. We love it so much we put together a Montadito Kit complete with recipe card with three different combinations to make it easy for you to put together.
One of our favourite combinations is tuna loin, piquillo pepper (roasted red peppers) and guindilla, which are mild, green Spanish chillies. If you don’t like anything spicy, replace the guindilla with Spanish green olives. The key here is to use good quality tuna since it's the star of the show.
1 ripe tomato
1 clove of garlic, peeled.
Several piquillo peppers, sliced.
Several guinduillas (or you can use green olives if you prefer)
Cut the baguette into slices and rub each slice with the peeled garlic clove for flavour. Slice your ripe tomato in half and squeeze it, grate it or rub it over the bread as well, and then drizzle with a little of the olive oil.
Slice your piquillo peppers into pieces, smaller than the bread, and place on top, followed by a chunk of tuna loin.
Add a piece of guindilla (or olive) on top and secure the whole thing with a toothpick to keep everything in place.
Repeat until you have made as many montaditos as you’d like and serve all together on a board.
Check out our Montadito Kit for more combinations that will give you an array of delicious montaditos to enjoy for any gathering.