How To Make Croutons For Your Summer Salads

How To Make Croutons For Your Summer Salads

The season of salads is here! We’re now in the full summer swing, and these long, hot sunny days call for light lunches. But that doesn’t mean foregoing bread—it just means being a little bit more creative with how you choose to use it.

And yes, there’s nothing wrong with reaching for your favourite sandwich come lunchtime. But if you want to really get in the summer spirit, it’s time to knock up a salad instead, and croutons are the perfect way to take it to the next level. And you can use any bread you have lying around, whether that’s a Burgen soya and linseed loaf or some Warbutons bread rolls.

The great thing about making your own homemade croutons is that you don’t even need fresh bread—in fact, it’s preferable for the bread to be a couple of days old. So if you’ve got those last couple of slices that have past their ‘sandwich best’, it’s time to make some croutons.

Cut up your bread into bite-sized pieces, or rip it up instead if you want to go rustic—no need to be all neat about it. Toss the bread pieces in oil and a little salt, and then add any seasoning you want. Garlic and rosemary. Black pepper. Smoked paprika. Fresh thyme. Dried oregano. A sprinkle of dried chilli flakes. The options are endless…

Bake in a hot oven for around 10-15 minutes, or as long as they take until they go golden and crispy. Let them cool a for a few minutes before adding to your salad, drench in dressing, and then there’s only one thing left to do—eat lunch in the sunshine, preferably with a cold drink and an obnoxiously large pair of sunglasses.

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By | 2020-08-21T12:16:11+00:00 August 21st, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on How To Make Croutons For Your Summer Salads

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