Simple Herbed Croutons

Light and crispy croutons are a great addition to salads or soup. Whip up a batch and freeze them in baggies. They defrost perfectly at room temperature.

Prep Time:  10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Yield: 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 7 slices white sandwich bread, frozen (we used Pepperidge Farm)
  • 1 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 TB chopped fresh dill
  • 2TB chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt

Instructions

While still frozen, remove the crusts from bread slices. Dice slices into small cubes and set aside (should yield ~ 3 cups bread cubes). Heat olive oil over low-medium heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add garlic and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. 

Add bread cubes and salt to skillet, increase heat to medium high, and sauté for 5 minutes. Add chopped herbs to skillet and continue to sauté for an additional 5-8 minutes, until croutons are lightly browned. Remove garlic clove and store croutons in a tightly sealed container.