Croutons are most commonly flavored with parmesan and oregano, but in this heat, I wanted something lighter. These are made with some citrus and fresh dill, resulting in a very distinctive crouton that really brightens an ordinary salad.

Summer Croutons

Summer Croutons
~6 servings

  • 4 cups cubed (roughly 1″) stale challah
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toss together all of the ingredients right in the baking dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until browned and dry, stirring occasionally. Cool and throw on top of salad.

Salad with Summer Croutons 2

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