My cousin was recently living and teaching in Spain. She had a great time. Something she brought back with her was this easy snack.
1 large ripe tomato
Salt and Pepper to taste
What you need is a box grater. I agree, it's a little odd at first. But using the large holes, grate your tomato over a large bowl. It's a bit messy.
You will have a nice pile of tomato at this point. I think this would be a great addition to soups or any other dishes at this point. But add a little good olive oil, I used the Spanish Blend. A little salt and pepper and a good loaf of bread, and you are done!
I added some nice cheese and a glass or two of red wine and called this dinner tonight!