Read on to find out the many and varied uses for these decadent tasting crumbs.
Happy Labor Day readers!
Toasted Pesto Crumbs
I love these multi-purpose crumbs and have been using them all summer long. For a wow effect, serve toasted pesto crumbs over stacked slices of summer tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese. They are a great topping for summer casseroles, pizza, quiches, pasta or anything that will benefit from a crunchy, flavorful topping.
Helpful to know: I prefer using a dense bread for the crumbs rather than an airy bread. After you’ve combined the mixture either refrigerate (they keep for several days) or toast pesto crumbs just prior to serving.
⅔ cup breadcrumbs
¼ cup pesto
⅛ cup olive oil
In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs with pesto and olive oil, stir until well combined. In a medium skillet over moderate heat, toast pesto crumbs until light brown. Yield: About 1 cup.