It has been years since I have purchased salad Croutons. Years! For several reasons. Mainly because Dan and I just don’t care for them. We find them too dry and crunchy to the point that they cut your mouth. They’re expensive for what is nothing more than stale bread! They’re full of preservatives which we really don’t need, and we aren’t fans of the flavors which seem artificial.
OK….so for a few pennies and 20 minutes I make our own. They are a delicious addition to salads and to toss on top of a bowl of soup to give it some extra substance.
And nothing, trust me, nothing is easier! You can use white or whole wheat breads. Use fresh if you must, but what better use for bread that’s hinging on going stale?
Let’s quickly build us some Croutons as I’m hungry and there’s a salad with my name on it calling to me!