What to do with that leftover piece of bread? Well don’t feed it to the ducks, as I’ve learned that feeding ducks bread is actually bad for them! We are also not throwing it away, we’ll be turning those dried out pieces of carbs into croutons fit for any salad, soup or snack!
You can use this recipe on regular bread, baguette, gluten-free bread, just any type of though bread actually. For this recipe I used a dried up leftover piece of baguette which only had a chunk eaten from it.
I love to add these to a vegan Caesar salad or as a topping on some soups. Croutons on soup is the only thing that’s on my mind right now, the velvet smooth texture of a creamy soup mixed with the crunchiness of the croutons takes any (creamy) soup to new heights. Look at me I’m starting to sound like a real foodie. Oh and you should try the croutons on this Sweet Potato Coconut Curry soup, it’s the best!
Now when it comes to making the croutons you could use some fresh bread and letting it dry a bit or use that leftover piece that has been lying around the kitchen waiting for someone to put it to use.
You can adept the recipe to your own liking, if you’re a garlic fiend as myself you can add extra, or add less garlic and more herbs. You can also add some additional spices, some times I like to give them some extra heat by adding cayenne pepper.
Let’s get cooking, those crispy chunks of deliciousness are waiting for you!