Got stale bread? Make Bruschetta (broo-sket-ta).
Bruschetta is crusty, grilled bread that’s been brushed with olive oil and garlic. This recipe is a delicious way to reduce your food waste:
- It’s a great way to use stale bread, but you can certainly use fresh.
- This topping makes use of ripe tomatoes that you might have left on the counter.
- It’s a very adaptable recipe that allows you can make a small or large batch, depending on what you have on hand.
Fresh garlic and a salt-free herb blend can add more flavor to this DASH friendly recipe. If you don’t use this topping for bread, you can top chicken with it. Simply top 4 boneless, split chicken breasts with the mixture, cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
- 1-1/2 cups chopped, ripe tomatoes
- 3 tbsp basil, chopped or 2 tsp dried
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp minced onion optional
- 1 tsp herb blend or any salt-free blend
- 3 tbsp tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix tomatoes, basil, garlic and herbs. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar and combine.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to a day.
- To serve, place a spoonful of mixture onto toasted bread slices. Garnish with grated parmesan if desired.