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Take your soups and salads to the next level with these 5-ingredient croutons. They’re easy to make, full of flavor, require simple ingredients and will add the perfect crunch to your meal.

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Who doesn’t love croutons, right? Adding the perfect burst of flavor and crunch to your soups and salads always helps bring things to the next level. Never buy store-bought croutons again because not only are these croutons better for you, but they taste better, too.

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Made with only 5-ingredients, these easy croutons are perfect to make with either a fresh loaf of sourdough bread, or a loaf that is about to go stale. All you need to make these is bread, olive oil, dried parsley, garlic powder, and salt. Chances are you may have all of these ingredients at home!

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Not making soup or salad? Croutons are the perfect snack to enjoy as-is. Once you have one, I promise you won’t be able to stop eating them. These are perfect to make in a large batch and store in a Stasher Bag or Tupperware to have on hand when hunger strikes.

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If you need ideas for recipes that would go perfectly with these croutons, here you go!

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We also just released a new recipe for an easy split pea soup inspired by Pea Soup Andersen’s that these croutons are absolutely perfect for– check it out here!

Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of our recipes, we love to see your photos!

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Easy 5-Ingredient Croutons

  • Author: Chris @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: About 4 cups


Take your soups and salads to the next level with these 5-ingredient croutons. They’re easy to make, full of flavor, require simple ingredients and will add the perfect crunch to your meal.


  • 4 cups cubed sourdough bread (or bread of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. In a large bowl, add in the bread, garlic powder, dried parsley, and salt. Mix until everything is uniform.
  3. Drizzle in the olive oil while mixing and stir until all of the bread is well coated and the olive oil is evenly distributed.
  4. Spread the bread cubes onto your prepared pan in a single layer and place it into the oven for *about* 10 minutes, or until the croutons are crispy and golden brown. If you’re using fresh bread, it may take a few minutes longer to crisp up and dry out, and if you are using old/stale bread, it may bake faster, so be sure to just keep an eye on these while they bake.
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Croutons, 5 ingredients, sourdough, bread, garlic, parsley, side

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