Za’atar Croutons


Do you know that 32% of bread purchased by UK households gets thrown out when it could be used? That’s crazy, right? We grew up in a family that hardly wasted anything if we could help it – stale bread was eaten toasted and moldy bread meant the birds in our area got a free lunch. Now that we’ve grown up (a little!), we know that you can do all sorts of things with stale bread – make breadcrumbs, bread and butter pudding or pour hot soup over it. But here’s the easiest and our favourite thing to do with stale bread: make yummy crunchy croutons! With a Middle Eastern twist of course.

Don’t throw out your bread – do this, and enjoy with soups and salads.

Makes about 5-6 handfuls

stale bread (any kind), cubed
1 tsp za’atar
1 tsp oregano
1-2 tsp Maldon sea salt
pepper to taste
4-5 tbsp olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 160C (fan assisted).
  2. Mix all ingredients into a bowl.
  3. Pour onto a lined baking sheet and make sure they are evenly spread. This means every little crouton gets a shot at being super crunchy.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.

So what do you think? Feel free to share your questions and comments below! We’d love to hear what you have to say.


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