Catalan food is not easy to define and categorize, but an important feature is that the food is rustic, which helps to highlight the inherent flavor of ingredients.
Catalan food involves the mixing of things which you would presume do not go well together. An example is found in the famous Mar and Muntany dishes. However, the end product would be so delicious, you’d hanker for more.
One example and one of the most ubiquitous dishes is pa amp tomàquet (bread covered with puréed tomato and olive oil). Another regional specialty is sautéed borraja (borage), a wild plant with hairy leaves indigenous to Aragon.
Maybe you will notice that Catalan food has a lot of garlic and a lot of olive oil.