Salad Croutons

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 (2-tablespoon) servings

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
"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!


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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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