Grandma’s Tomatada

One of the easiest and the tastiest recipes that grandma does is tomatada (which in Portuguese means a big mix of tomatoes).

This is linked to one of my favorite memories from last year! It was summer time and I have just came back from Barcelona, where I had been living for half a year straight without coming home. I phoned grandma and asked her if she would like me to go and have dinner with her! When I got there she had prepared this tomato thing, that I was not sure that I was going to like. One spoon in and the taste of the rich tomatoes with the onion just reached my taste buds and I couldn’t put my fork down until I finished it!

We sat around the table talking about life and her love story with grandpa (which is just the sweetest thing) and I felt like I had never left!

For this recipe you will need:

  • 4 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic pieces
  • White wine (or water if preferred)
  • Olive oil
  • 2 eggs


  • Cut the onion and the garlic in thin slices and add it to a pan with olive oil
  • When the onion stars to get transparent, add the chopped tomatoes, that you have previously took the skin off (you can leave the skin on, if you prefer)
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Add a splash of white wine or water (if preferred), cover the pan and let it cook for about 20 minutes
  • Break the eggs open and place them on top of the tomato. Let the eggs cook with the pan covered
  • Serve it to a bowl and add herbs ( parsley, coriander, oregano, whatever you prefer)

You can eat it with bread, pasta or rice. Bellow you can see that I have chosen to have it with pasta!


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