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Rustic Croutons

September/October 2009

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Good-quality artisan bread makes the best croutons. If you have a loaf of bread getting stale, make up a batch for tonight’s salad.


Rustic Croutons Recipe

Makes: About 2 cups

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Ingredients

  • 3 slices whole-wheat country bread (5-6 ounces), crusts removed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Tear bread into 1/2- to 1-inch irregular pieces. Place on a large baking sheet and toss with oil. Season with pepper. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Per 1/2-cup serving: 98 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 4 g protein; 2 g fiber; 127 mg sodium; 67 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat



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Diabetes appropriate
Low carbohydrate
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