Now that you know how to make pesto with all the leafy greens you are getting this spring, what else can you do with the pesto? I love making “bread salad” out of old hard rustic bread. This bread salad is also known as panzanella. It is super easy and tastes amazing. Basically you will take hard bread and cut it up into cubes and then essentially toss it all together with lots of olive oil, vinegar, tomatoes and cheese, along with anything else your hear desires!
Step 1. Cut into cubes or chunks your hardened and dried/crusty bread
Step 2. Dice tomatoes, cheese (I prefer mozzarella), herbs, veggies, etc
Step 3. I throw it all into a bowl and coat with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and add salt and pepper
Step 4. Add any lettuces, arugula, spinach etc.
Step 5. I added my swiss chard pesto
Step 6. Add herbs, garlic, nuts etc to taste
Step 7. Toss it all together with the bread and let sit until bread becomes soft and close to soggy.
You can add the oil and vinegar as you wish to the texture that you want.
Finished Panzanella or bread salad is below.