Who agrees that croutons are the tastiest part of a salad?! Let’s face it, since they are normally made with highly processed white bread and olive oil, croutons can also be one of the unhealthiest ingredients. That’s why I spent time in the kitchen experimenting to find the perfect substitute that is crunchy, flavorful AND healthy.
Lucia’s Chick Pea Croutons
- Place garbanzos in bowl.
- Mix in all the seasonings.
- Spread out on large, parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 400°F until crispy and lightly toasted, turning every 10 minutes.
- Store in airtight glass jar. Place in refrigerator or freezer if keeping more than 2 weeks to maintain freshness. If they lose their crunch, just put back into the oven on a cookie sheet or in an air fryer for a few minutes to restore crunchiness.