it doesn't get much better than a slice of fresh bread slathered with butter and sprinkled with flake salt. for that reason, we always recommend eating or freezing our loaves the day you receive them - catch our tips for freezing your loaf!
despite the tips and reminders, sometimes we realize there's half loaf sitting on our counter after a few days. so, to give this day-old bread new life, we dreamed up the perfect solution - herby croutons! this recipe is great on any salad, but we especially love it on a kale caesar.
slightly stale bread is a perfect vessel to toast up and sprinkle on salads. grab one of our loaves and give it a try!
1/2 loaf of bread cut into small 3/4 inch cubes (about 5 cups)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons fresh herbs (parsley, basil, chives, rosemary all work well!)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
salt + pepper to taste
cut or tear your bread into desired size and shape
combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat
heat a large skillet over medium to medium high heat. add all the ingredients from your bowl and stir occasionally letting the bread toast on all sides
remove from heat and add to your favorite salad
serve immediately and store leftovers in an airtight container for 1-2 days
*after combining all ingredients, you can also spread out on a baking sheet and bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes tossing halfway. in the summer months, toast on the stovetop to avoid turning on the oven!