The credit for this crouton recipe goes entirely to my mum. She is great at coming up with simple but delicious lunch ideas, and these croutons are one of her many! Add them to your salad, to give a bit of crunch and interest, but they are of course amazing when added to a soup. You can also add a little bit more lemon if you like them to be extra lemony.
So much better than shop bought croutons, which I always find to be far too salty or hard, and I love that this recipe uses everyday kitchen ingredients. It takes a few minutes to make and is the perfect way to use up those last few bread slices too!
Homemade Garlic Lemon Croutons
For one slice of bread -
2 tblspns olive oil
2 tspns lemon juice
1/4 tspn garlic, crushed
Dried herbs, to your liking
Pinch of salt
Mix together the ingredients in a small bowl, and cut your bread into squares. Using a pastry brush, brush both sides of your squares with the mixture. Put under the grill for about three minutes on each side, or until golden and crunchy.
Add to your salad or soup. Leftover olive oil mixture can also be used as a dressing.