Otamot Croutons

Croutons never tasted this good! A simple recipe that combines diced cubed of bread with Otamot, EVOO, and some seasonings that takes your croutons to new heights!

Ingredients

4 cups bread, cut into 1” cubes and left out overnight to dry

1 cup Otamot Organic Essential Tomato Sauce

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tsp fresh herb, chopped (whichever is your favorite: thyme, oregano, basil, marjoram)

1 tsp kosher salt

⅓ cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, finely grated (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Whisk Otamot, olive oil, chopped herb, salt and cheese, if using, in a medium bowl until combined.
  3. Add in dry bread cubes and toss to coat evenly.  Spread on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.  Stir croutons every 5-10 minutes to bake evenly.
  5. Serve with your favorite salad or Otamot Tomato Soup, or they’re great as a snack in a bowl on the counter!


FINISHING SUGGESTIONS

Add 1/4 cup of mascarpone for a richer, creamier sauce.

Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.