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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!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 (2-tablespoon) servings


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 36 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • cynandtom
    Feb 29, 2016

    Made these with Tomato Soup. Easy and yummy! I added a little Italian Seasoning and a little more oil to coat bread cubes.

  • ReinaW
    Mar 25, 2015

    My husband LOVED these. I think they could use an additional 3-4 minutes in the oven. I also added a pinch of garlic salt.

  • sjmdam
    Jan 18, 2014

    I used this for a Caesar salad as well as baked French onion soup.

  • magma137
    Apr 25, 2010

    Just made them. Quick, easy, and tasty!