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Salad Croutons

 Salad Croutons
"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!
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


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


  • 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.