Thursday, March 13, 2014

Vishesh's Microwave Croutons with Wilted Spinach

Whether you're eating fresh salads or pouring warm soup for snowy winter days, croutons are a great way to add some texture and tie a dish together. The Ratty often lacks these crunchy ingredients, but fortunately it does supply everything you need to make your own! Plus, you can spice it up with custom seasoned croutons, featured here with some deep green spinach. Sourdough and french baguettes work the best, but each bread has its own special flavor.

Vishesh's Microwave Croutons with Wilted Spinach 
olive oil
oregano flakes
garlic powder

In a small plate, cut a slice of bread into 1/2-inch cubes, and mix with the olive oil and seasoning to lightly coat the bread. Microwave for 1-2 min until they start getting crunchy, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, pull any long and tough stems off the spinach, and chop the leaves roughly. Mix the spinach with the croutons, and microwave another 30 seconds to wilt. Enjoy!