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Garlic Crouton Recipe

After eating all those rich holiday foods, my body craves salad. Now, there is no reason to jump feet first into the deep end of health-nut eating straight away. You can still enjoy a small splurge now and then to help wean yourself off of the fattening and sugary meals your body has grown accustomed to over the last few weeks! My go-to post-Christmas meal is a fresh, green caesar salad with croutons. This salad goes great with many holiday leftovers like turkey and ham. Make the salad extra delicious with this simple, homemade garlic crouton recipe.

Garlic Crouton Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 3 cups

Serving Size: ½ cup


  • 6 Slices Bread
  • 3 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp. Dried Parsley Flakes
  • Tools
  • Table Knife
  • Spatula
  • Spoon
  • Non-Stick Baking Sheet
  • Small Bowl or Measuring Dish
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Spoons


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F and prepare ingredients.
  2. Bread can be fresh or about day-old; per your diet preference, select white, whole grain, wheat, gluten-free or low-carb bread. Trim the crusts off the bread slices and cube the bread with a table knife to about 1” square.
  3. Measure and combine olive oil, garlic powder, salt and parsley into a small dish. Stir mixture until garlic powder is dissolved.
  4. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, use a spoon or spatula to toss the olive oil mixture with the bread cubes until the bread is evenly coated.
  5. Place the bread cubes in a single layer across a non-stick baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 300°F for 15 minutes, stir the croutons, then bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the croutons are crispy and golden brown.
  7. Allow the croutons to cool. Serve in a tossed salad, or store the croutons in an airtight container to be used later.

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