Have Stale Bread? Make Bruschetta!
When I cleaned out the fridge this morning, I got an unpleasant surprise. Stuffed all the way in the back corner was a half loaf of old, stale bread. I wanted to throw it out, but I knew I’d feel too guilty. Instead, I spent a few minutes looking through old recipes. What I came up with was Bruschetta. Aah, perfect.
4 slice stale bread
2 small tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried basil
Combine the 1/4 olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Brush onto both sides of the bread. Bake in toaster oven till both sides are very lightly toasted.
Meanwhile, coarsely chop tomatoes. Mix in 1 tbsp olive oil, garlic and basil. Let marinade.
When bread is finished toasting, let cool for three minutes. Spread with tomato mixture and your bruschetta is ready.
Bruschetta Variation #1: Skip the tomato mixture. Classic bruschetta is eaten without a topping.
Bruschetta Variation #2: Substitute 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves for the dried basil.