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Salad Croutons Recipe

"Homemade croutons are a delight to serve with your favorite mixed green salad-or as a crunchy snack," suggests Fayne Lutz of Taos, New Mexico. Her well-seasoned salad toppers will set you back a mere 4 cents per serving!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup cubed day-old bread
  • Pinch onion salt

Directions

  • 1. Pour the oil into an 8-in. square baking pan; add garlic. Bake at 325° until garlic is lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes. Add bread and onion salt; stir to coat. Bake 10-12 minutes longer or until the bread is lightly browned, stirring frequently. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 6 (2-tablespoon) servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 36 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.