Recipe: Coconut Garlic Croutons

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The inspiration for this recipe came from a desire to enhance the simple salad, and I was looking for flavors that blended well with our other Filipino-inspired dishes. These garlic-coconut croutons were the result. They’re perfect as a salad topping…or as a snack, hot off the baking tray.


Ingredients

1 baguette
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
5 finely-minced garlic cloves
¼ cup melted butter
½ cup unrefined coconut oil (melt over warm heat like butter)
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
½ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
3 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 additional teaspoon of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Slice baguette into ½ inch cubes, place into a large bowl, and set aside.
  3. Place minced garlic into a bowl and add the 1 tsp salt, pepper, crushed pepper,and rosemary.
  4. Add the melted butter and coconut oil to the bowl and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour half of the mixture over the sliced bread and mix evenly using your hands.
  6. Pour the remaining mixture over the bread and mix evenly.
  7. Transfer bread to a baking pan in a single layer.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tsp of salt evenly over the bread cubes.
  9. Bake for 12-15 mins or until golden brown.

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