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Home Made Vegan Croutons Recipe

vegan croutons

These home made croutons are very simple to make but rival anything you can buy. Especially good with our Caesar Salad Dressing and romaine lettuce.


* 4 or 5 slices of day old bread (any bread will do but it should be firm - don't use dinner rolls or buns)
* splash of olive oil
* shake of fine sea salt
* shake of ground black pepper
* shake of garlic powder (or tablespoon of finely minced fresh garlic)


  1. Cut day old bread into 1" squares and place on a cookie sheet.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over bread while turning and mixing with fingers. You just want enough to make the salt and pepper stick to the bread (about 1-2 tablespoons). Do not soak the bread.
  3. Shake salt, pepper and garlic powder on bread while mixing with fingers (about 1 tablespoon each).
  4. Add any other spices that strike your fancy...dill weed, paprika, oregano.
  5. Place in 400 degree F. oven.
  6. IMPORTANT: watch the croutons...do not leave unattended. They will burn quickly.
  7. Cook until croutons have slight browning around edges, turning once.

The croutons will keep on the counter in a sealed zip lock plastic bag for at least a week.

Tip: Some types of bread will produce a soft crouton (they should be crunchy). If too soft, leave out in the open air overnight and place in a sealed bag the next day.