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.
Ready to make these yummy garlic parmesan croutons?
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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
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
|Cook Time||15 minutes|
|Passive Time||0 minutes|
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1/2 tbsp dried parsley
- 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
- 5.3 oz cubed bread I used 2 Schar sandwich rolls
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a small saucepan, combine first 8 ingredients.
- Heat and whisk until fully combined (about 5 minutes)
- Arrange bread on baking sheet in a single layer
- Drizzle seasoned oil over bread cubes, coating each evenly. You may need to toss the breadcrumbs with your hands to ensure even coating
- Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
AmandaFebruary 23, 2019
These probably won’t make it to the salad. I love snacking on croutons!
Jules ShepardFebruary 24, 2019
It’s hardly a salad if it doesn’t have croutons! These look great and EASY! YUM!
Erin DeeFebruary 24, 2019
These are so easy to make! They certainly will be terrific on salads!
Eden | Sweet Tea and ThymeFebruary 25, 2019
So yummy! I love these croutons, they elevate every salad!
Carrie | Clean Eating KitchenFebruary 25, 2019
These look delicious, I love adding croutons to salad to give some texture. I bet they’d be great in a soup too!
TracyFebruary 25, 2019
I LOVE homemade croutons – I could eat them without a salad. Love the flavors of garlic and parmesan on them, too!
JacqueFebruary 25, 2019
Those look amazing! I will have to make these for my lunches next week. I can’t wait to dip them in my dressing.
sue | the view from great islandFebruary 25, 2019
LOVE these ~ and I’ve always thought that, just like a great hamburger, it’s all about the toppings when it comes to salad 🙂
Tessa SimpsonFebruary 25, 2019
Homemade is hands down the best, just love your version!!!
JeanFebruary 25, 2019
Love this! I can just eat these croutons alone. They look amazing!
MiraFebruary 26, 2019
These were very yummy!
Joni GomesFebruary 26, 2019
Croutons really do make any salad so much better! Love the crunch, it’s so addictive!
Leslie-AnneFebruary 27, 2019
I’ve got to try these for my next family get-together in my kale caesar salad! All the gluten-free people will be so pleased to see a crouton they can eat!
paleoglutenfreeguyFebruary 27, 2019
I LOVE the idea of using those Schar’s rolls for croutons. Never thought of that. Brilliant!
CHIHYUFebruary 28, 2019
That looks amazing! So flavorful and delicious!
KathrynFebruary 28, 2019
So simple and delicious! This is such a great alternative to store-bought croutons!
ZuzanaMarch 1, 2019
what a great tips in here
Sarah @ The Fit CookieMarch 1, 2019
I love the idea of homemade croutons! Definitely healthier than store bought ones, and you can make them fit any special diet. Yum!
Megan StevensMarch 1, 2019
I forgot about croutons! These look amazing!! Pinning!
NoelleMarch 2, 2019
I love making homemade croutons! They are so much better than normal ones, can not wait to try 🙂
STACEY CRAWFORDMarch 2, 2019
Homemade croutons are the best. What a great recipe!
Anne LawtonMarch 3, 2019
Homemade croutons are so much better than store bought and this recipe sounds really good. Thank you for sharing!
YangMarch 3, 2019
Love these flavours! My favourite croutons.
SandiMarch 4, 2019
We love to make our own croutons…they definitely make a salad better!