Makes 6 toasts


  • 4 small tomatoes, halved crosswise
  • 5 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • ½ serrano chili, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 6 slices country-style bread
  • 2 Tbsp. oregano leaves


    Active time: 10 minutes
    Total time: 15 minutes

    Using the large holes of a box grater set in a large bowl, grate tomatoes (you should have about 1¾ cups tomato puree). Stir in 3 Tbsp. oil, lemon juice, chili, garlic, and 1 tsp. salt. Set aside 5 minutes to allow flavors to meld. Season to taste with more salt or lemon juice.

    Meanwhile, preheat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush both sides of bread slices with remaining 2 Tbsp. oil and grill until lightly charred, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

    Spoon about 3 Tbsp. reserved tomato mixture on each slice of grilled bread and sprinkle with oregano leaves. Serve immediately.

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