8 slices seven-grain bread or baguette, cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
4 garlic cloves, very finely minced
3 tablespoons finely minced fresh Italian parsley
2 tablespoons finely minced fresh basil
1 tablespoon finely minced fresh oregano
2 teaspoons finely minced fresh thyme
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil.
- Lightly brush each side of the bread with oil. Cut the slices into 1/4-inch cubes. Spread the cubes in a single layer on the prepared sheet. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and garlic. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until toasted.
- In a small bowl, combine the parsley, basil, oregano, thyme and 2 teaspoons of water, and mix well. Sprinkle over the toasted croutons. Bake 2 to 4 minutes more, stirring to coat each crouton evenly. Cool completely on a rack.