Unfortunately for the birds, our family also had a delicious way to recycle some of the stale bread beyond the usual bread crumbs or stuffing mix. They would take the stale bread and mix it with fresh vegetables, herbs, olives, garlic and olive oil to make a salad. This wonderful salad that I just described is called Panzanella. It’s a great way to enjoy the fresh vegetables and herbs of the season.
Break bread or cut into nice size chunks. Chop basil and parsley. Mince garlic. Cut red onion; mix all ingredients together, except bread. Add bread just before serving. Serve at room temperature.