Croutons are an essential addition to many salads. They are delicious and easy to make at home.



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Gently cut slices of white bread into squares with a chef’s knife. One to two slices is usually enough for one person.
  2. In a large bowl combine olive oil, spices, and bread squares and gently mix to thoroughly season bread. Recommended spices: oregano, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder or freshly minced garlic, and a small pinch of cayenne.
  3. Spread seasoned bread squares large face down onto a baking sheet evenly and put in oven for 6-8 minutes. Once the bread has crisped flip each square and put back in oven for another 6-8 minutes or until crispy throughout.
  4. Once fully baked, let rest until cool. These can be eaten immediately or saved in a sandwich bag for later.


Recipe tags: basic french salad

Recipe posted on: 2021-03-21, last edited on: 2021-03-21, written by: Sylvain Gauthier