Love Caesar Salad or Tomato Soup? Our homemade croutons will make them irresistible.
Isn’t it funny how we attach meaning to food? How the taste of garlic or creamy tomato soup can bring you back to a moment in your past. When I think of creamy tomato soup; I’m instantly transported to The Luncheonette, a small diner in the Shawsheen section of Andover. My dad would take me to skate on a frozen pond and then we’d warm up with a cup of tomato soup at the diner. We always ordered exactly the same thing. When I was a bit older my mom and I would enjoy a day out on Newbury Street in Boston. We’d always go to Ciao Bella (it isn’t there any more) and always enjoy warm crusty rolls with fresh made Caesar Salad. The croutons have always been my favorite part. A salad with an excuse to eat bread, am I right?
Conor, our youngest, loves to help out in the kitchen and he also happens to LOVE Caesar Salad. He’s 8.
He makes a wonderful Caesar Salad but we’d never made our own croutons before.
We loaded our’s with garlic…
LOTS and LOTS of garlic. In fact we made garlic bread and then made croutons with the leftover garlic bread. So good!
Honestly, I don’t think I’ll buy another bag of croutons again now that I know how easy it is to make our own.
- French Baguette
- Herbs (parsley, garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt and pepper)
- Olive Oil
- Parmesan Cheese
To make the garlic bread: