old bread is an opportunity to make bruschetta

Bruscetta- delicious

mmm enjoy!
mmm enjoy!

I make my own bread, this however doesn't stop me from accumulating old bread. This is bread that is a few days old and can no longer be eaten without toasting. What to do? I deplore the idea of waste so its time to resurrect the idea and the reality of bruschetta. Which incidentally can be a method of getting rid of unwanted vegetables as well.


old bread






Basil and parsley (fresh is best)

olive oil

salt and pepper



1. I like to oven roast my veges. Firstly I cut them up after washing them. I then place them in container and season them with salt and pepper and sometime Tuscan seasoning. I then add a splash of olive oil and toss them. Then I place them in the oven for 30 Min's at about 180oC until they are soft and delicious. I would not cook the asparagus for this long I would still cook it in the oven but for may be 5-10 Min's so it still has some crunch. I would not cook the tomatoes in the oven as I like them firm... but you could if you wanted to.

2. Allow veges to cool or store them in the fridge until needed. Cut the bread and smear with some garlic... I just squash a clove and rub it over the bread... You don't want big pieces just a hint of garlic. season with salt and pepper and then drizzle with olive oil and put under the grill until a little crispy on both sides.

3. Whiile waiting for the bread cut the tomatoes into pieces and remove the skin from the capsicum, Cut any large roasted veges into pieces that will fit on the bread. Rip the herbs into small pieces and add them to the veges, season with salt and pepper then add a splash of olive oil.

4. When bread is ready place the topping on the bread and add some small pieces of fetta cheese.... eat and enjoy!

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Dink96 7 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

This sounds great! I imagine you could also toast this on the grill in the summer, don't you think? Thanks for sharing this recipe with your fellow hubbers.

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Anna Evanswood 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

Sure you could use a grill to make this in summer, in fact you could roast your veges on the grill too.

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DarleneMarie 7 years ago from USA

Love this recipe! I created a hub called "Stale Bread Solutions" with suggestions on what to do with stale bread and this would make a great addition to it.

I placed a link to your hub at the bottom. http://hubpages.com/money/Stale-Bread-Solutions

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Anna Evanswood 7 years ago from Malaysia Author

Thank you:)


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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Such a simple thing to do! Love the idea of roasting the veggies. And now I am very hungry. Thumbs up.

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italianoliveoil 7 years ago from London/Dubrovnik/Barcelona

Very smart, i usually just fry old bread and eat it with nutella but this is also a good idea i'll give it a go


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