Homemade Herb Croutons

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Up Your Garnish Game! Have some leftover bread laying around? Add some crunch to your soups and salads this week with homemade herb croutons! When it comes to these bite-sized delights, it doesn’t get easier than this! Spice things up and customize them to whatever flavours you might be craving! All you need is 3 main ingredients: bread (any variety, ideally at least 1-2 days old), melted butter and spices!

What you will need

*Quantities may vary based on how much bread you have left over*

  • 2-3 cups bread
  • ¼ cup butter; melted (you can also use olive oil)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh parsley; roughly chopped (or ½ tbsp. flakes)
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt

 

Directions:

Prep time: 10 minutes  ◊  Cook Time: 15 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a small bowl combine butter and parsley (or other herbs you choose). Mix thoroughly. 
  3. Slice bread into approx 1 inch cubes and transfer to a large bowl. Gradually drizzle butter mixture over bread and then sprinkle with garlic powder and salt. Toss gently until evenly coated. 
  4. Spread bread cubes over baking sheet, and bake for approximately 15-17 minutes  or until crispy and golden brown; turning half way through cooking time. Tip: You will want to keep an eye on your croutons as different thicknesses will require different cooking times. 
  5. Let cool completely. Add to your favourite soups, salads or use in your holiday stuffings! Keeps well in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

**TIP** Need breadcrumbs? Just grab your rolling pin or food processor and create breadcrumbs of your prefered size.  

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