Salad Crunchers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


2-1/2 cups

"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."


  • 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


  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Spread into an ungreased 15x10x1-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.

Nutrition Facts

1 tablespoon: 41 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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