In Italy, throwing away bread is said to be bad luck, so the Italians have found numerous ingenious ways to recreate stale bread into something delicious, like these homemade croutons! You can easily make Crostini precisely the same way, except slice the bread instead of cutting it into cubes. Add these croutons to a creamy soup, like my Porcini Mushroom Soup, and enjoy a glass of Poggio Grande Syrah to transport you to the rolling hills of Tuscany.
To make this vegan-friendly, substitute the Parmesan cheese with vegan cheese. I use Violife Plant-Based Parmesan cheese.
See ingredients, directions and pairings.
Stale Bread, cubed
1/4 cup EVOO
3 tablespoons Parmesan, grated
Pinch of Garlic Sea Salt, I like Jacobsen's
Fresh Cracked Pepper
Pinch of Red Chili Pepper Flakes