The absolute best recipe with leftover bread - homemade garlic butter croutons! These taste just like restaurant style garlic bread made into croutons and are absolutely delicious on top of any salad. I love making these with leftover no-knead bread and serving them on kale salad for a quick lunch.
Croutons are....the best part of a salad, if they're good. I recently saw a meme that said something like "I love eating a salad because it's like a treasure hunt for foods you actually want to be eating," and kind of .... yes, when it comes to croutons.
I love a really, really good salad, but the bread's where it's AT.
Homemade croutons are seriously simple to make, and a great use-up of leftover bread or stale bread from other meals. I often cube leftover bread and store it in the freezer, then make small batches of these garlic bread croutons whenever I'm making big salads.