Salads are like blank canvases. Depending on the day and your tastes or cravings, salads can become anything you want them to be. Satiate any desire while nourishing your body. One thing that I always like to add to take any salad to the next level are these amazing garlic parmesan croutons. And bacon. Bacon is always good.
Since becoming gluten free, I’ve found that I cannot seem to find a decent crouton. Especially when dining out. Of course, none of the restaurants carry gluten free croutons. So what is a crouton loving girl to do?
Whip up some croutons at home. As far as flavors go, the sky is the limit. You can season croutons any way you like; the process will be the same.
My favorite flavor is garlic parmesan, so naturally, that is what this recipe highlights. I have to admit, I even eat these crunchy morsels right off the pan, sans salad.
I love how easy they are to store and carry with me too. Now, when I order a salad, I can add my croutons and be happy, healthy, and satiated.
Making these homemade garlic parmesan croutons is also a great way to use up stale bread. Not only are you reducing your waste, but you are also saving yourself money. How terrific is that?
Don’t have stale bread on hand? No problem. I like to use Schar’s sandwich rolls to make my croutons. At times I have a difficult time getting these locally, so I usually order them from Thrive Market. Have you not heard of them? Be sure to check out my review here for the many benefits of shopping with Thrive Market.
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Be sure to check out these other recipes too: Sweet and Simple Spinach Salad, Quinoa Salad, Cucumber Dill Salad, 30 Gluten Free Salad Recipes