Salad Crunchers Recipe
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"This crunchy seasoned oat mixture dresses up salads, soups, casseroles and other dishes in a dash," informs Tami Hermesch of Nineveh, Indiana. "We especially like it on scalloped potatoes."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:40 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 tablespoon) equals 41 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 45 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Spread into an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Salad Crunchers in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p19

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