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simple watercress salad that is fast and easy to make! This salad, along with some homemade croutons, is rich enough to be a light meal but doesn't take forever!

Homemade Croutons

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  • leftover bread cut into pieces don't let it sit out and get stale too long, however---you'll end up with rock hard croutons!
  • olive oil
  • herbs


  • Cut your leftover bread into pieces and place in a large bowl.
  • Coat with olive oil (you are going to eyeball how much. Try to get the pieces lightly coated)
  • Toss with fresh herbs, salt, & pepper (again, this is an eyeball thing. Roughly 1 tablespoon fresh herbs per cup of bread pieces)
  • Pour a single layer of the bread pieces onto a cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes (keep an eye on them...they burn quickly)


There is no right or wrong bread, oil, or herbs for this. Use what you have.