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Easy Tapas Recipe: Montaditos de Pate

Tapas, the small, delicious bites of food that have become synonymous with Spanish cuisine, have a long and storied history. Originally served as small plates to cover glasses of wine and protect them from flies, tapas have evolved into an art form. Nowadays, they’re enjoyed as much for their flavor as for their social significance: tapas are meant to be shared among friends and family in a convivial atmosphere.

One classic tapa that has stood the test of time is the montadito de pate. Essentially, a montadito is a small piece of bread, typically toasted, topped with a flavorful ingredient. In this case, that ingredient is pate. Pate is a smooth, spreadable mixture of finely ground meat, liver, and other ingredients. It’s a luxurious ingredient that can elevate any dish.

When it comes to making a dish like montaditos de pate, the quality of the ingredients is of the utmost importance. A dish this simple relies on the ingredients themselves to shine. That’s why it’s so important to use the best-quality pate you can find. Luckily, La Despensa has a wide variety of Spanish pates to choose from, including fine herb pate, black pepper pate, iberian ham pate, salmon pate, and crab pate. Each of these pates brings its own unique flavor to the dish, so don’t be afraid to experiment and find your favorite.

Now, onto the recipe itself. Here’s how to make montaditos de pate:


  • Baguette, sliced into rounds
  • Spanish pate (your choice of flavor) Anadir hyperlink a la seccion de pates
  • Cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: chopped herbs for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
  2. Arrange the baguette rounds on a baking sheet and brush them lightly with olive oil.
  3. Bake the baguette rounds for 5-7 minutes, or until they’re lightly toasted.
  4. While the baguette rounds are toasting, slice the cherry tomatoes in half.
  5. Spread a generous amount of pate onto each baguette round.
  6. Top each round with a few slices of cherry tomato.
  7. Drizzle the rounds with a bit more olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. If desired, garnish with chopped herbs like parsley or chives.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Montaditos de pate are the perfect addition to any tapas spread. They’re simple, elegant, and delicious, and they’re sure to impress your guests. With La Despensa’s wide selection of Spanish pates, you can customize this dish to suit your tastes and preferences. So what are you waiting for? Gather your friends and family and start snacking!

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