Thursday, July 23, 2009

Caesar Wraps with Homemade Croutons

Is it Friday yet? Well, we're getting close!

Caesar wraps are my new favorite lunch item, and homemade croutons take them from not-at-all-homemade to semi-homemade. :) I can't believe this was my first time making croutons. I had so much fun!

There are a hundred ways to make them, but I made these with half of a big loaf of ciabatta bread, cut into cubs; 4 Tablespoons butter; 2 (small) cloves of garlic; and a dash of fresh rosemary and dried oregano. I also happened to have a couple leftover basil leaves, so I sliced those and threw them in as well. Bake on a baking sheet for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Stir the croutons halfway through the baking time. Voila!

May I also recommend Girard's Light Caesar dressing. As I'm sure you know, Caesar dressing can have more than 20 grams of fat in 2 Tablsespoons, so beware! Girard's Light Caesar has 8 grams of fat and is still delicious.

I hope you find this little lunch idea helpful. (Lunch is the hardest meal for me—Am I alone??) Anyway, as always, thanks for visiting!


Natalie said...

How funny! I was just getting some pics ready to post about homemade croutons and caesar salad. I think we're on the same wavelength :)

Courtney and Sam said...

I LOVE homemade croutons. So delicious! I'll have to toss in a little garlic next time.
And I agree, I really hate lunch. I never know what to eat. I need something substantial enough to last until dinner, but I don't want to feel like I'm eating a big, heavy meal. I often eat dinner leftovers for lunch, but I don't actually like leftovers very much. I think I'll try your wrap idea this week.

Amy said...

Hi Erica. I'm Amy, Amber's sister. I live in Idaho and go to your blog often. I love it! You have some great recipes. Penne Rustica is one of my husband's all time favorites. So thanks! Give Amber and Chloe hugs from me!

Nickname: Banana said...

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