Pa amb oli (literally, bread with oil) is one of the most typical Mallorcan dishes. It is not a complicated dish to prepare and its most important feature is the quality of the product used.
A "true Mallorcan" knows that the basic ingredient needs to be peasant farmer’s bread. The use of our local salt provides a particularly Mediterranean flavour; the tomatoes should be of the ramillet variety (an island specialty) and the oil, undoubtedly, pure olive.
Once we have the base, we can prepare countless variations: choose to toast the bread, place the tomato in slices rather than cutting it in half and rubbing it on the bread (the traditional way), add garlic or peppers...
The dish’s accompaniment is just as simple but variable as its preparation: cold meats are the most common, as well as cheese, preferably also of local origin. Another extraordinarily delicious option is adding smoked fish (salmon, cod...). We also recommend combining it with olives or pickled vegetables... Or as an appetizer or side dish.
In all its variants, it is the ideal dish to prepare during your stay in any of our villas in Mallorca... Try it!