Black Garlic Croutons for Soup

Black Garlic Croutons for Soup

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Add texture and a tasty crunch to your soups & salads

Quick and simple to make and yet soooo chef like. The addition of black garlic to homemade croutons elevates your meals to a gourmet level.

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The Humble Crouton Steps Up A Notch!

Black garlic elevates the humble crouton from a simple topping to a culinary masterpiece. With its distinctively rich and earthy flavour, black garlic infuses each crouton with a depth that tantalizes the taste buds. The slow fermentation process of black garlic intensifies its sweetness while mellowing its pungency, resulting in a uniquely complex and almost molasses-like taste.

As these black garlic croutons grace salads, soups, or even stand-alone snacks, they bring a touch of elegance and sophistication, turning any dish into a gourmet delight. The marriage of crispy, golden bread and the umami-packed black garlic creates a harmonious symphony of flavours that will leave you craving for more.

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Black Garlic Croutons for Soup

Black garlic croutons add another layer to your soups or salads, casseroles and many other dishes.

These versatile little morsels are a delicious garnish added to almost any dish. Don’t let traditions hold you back; let your imagination take you to new culinary delights.

  • Try sprinkling some grated parmesan cheese over them before baking, and then serve them with French onion or Minestrone soup.
  • Eggs and croutons for breakfast! Enjoy velvety smooth poached eggs topped with croutons; they will soak up the creamy richness of soft yolks, creating a delightful play of tastes and textures. Try them with omelettes or scrambled eggs, as the contrast between crispy croutons and fluffy eggs will delight your taste buds.
  • Garnish your favourite baked chicken casserole with them, then sprinkle with a little chopped parsley. I guarantee you dinner will look very ‘chefy.’
  • Delicious simply eaten as a snack. Use your favourite dried herb when baking, and you’ll find it hard to stop nibbling.
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Black Garlic Croutons for Soup

Black Garlic Croutons for Soup

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish, Soup
Keyword: black garlic, Black Garlic Bread, black garlic croutons, croutons, Croutons for Soup, Garlic Croutons


  • mixing bowl
  • baking tray


  • 3 slices sour dough bread (thick slices)
  • 25 gms melted butter (1 large tbspn)
  • 1 teaspn black garlic puree
  • 1 tbsn olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspn onion salt
  • 1 teaspn italian herbs


  • remove crusts from bread and cut into cubes
  • whisk oil with black garlic puree
  • gentlty melt butter and add dried herbs
  • place bread in mixing bowl and combine thoroughly with melted butter & herbs and allow a minute to absorb
  • add the oil and black garlic mixture and mix all together
  • spread in a single layer on baking tray covered with baking paper
  • bake 180C approx 8 minutes


Black Garlic Croutons for Soup

Top Tips for Making Homemade Croutons:
  • Stale bread will make crunchier croutons. (1 or 2 day old bread left out of the bread container).
  • Any bread of your choice can be used although a denser bread will make more even sized croutons.
  • Butter will toast and create a golden colour on your croutons.  Half and half butter & oil is a good option.
  • Mix with clean hands to ensure all croutons are covered with butter & oil
  • Any of your favourite dried herbs can be used.
  • Crusts on or crusts off – your preference!
  • When using black garlic croutons for soup, add them directly into the bowl (not soup pot), so they keep there crunch as long a possible
Make Garlic Croutons Twice a Year:
  1. Make a batch of black garlic croutons for soup in Autumn (cold winter soup & stew months)
  2. Make black garlic croutons salad in Spring  (warm summer salad  & BBQ months)
Store your homemade croutons in a glass jar or ‘tuperware’ container with a tight fitting lid for up to 6 months.
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Black & Gold Nuggets – homemade garlic croutons

Homemade garlic croutons offer several advantages over store-bought alternatives. Firstly, by making them at home, you have full control over the ingredients, allowing you to choose high-quality bread and customize the seasonings to your taste. This means you can opt for whole-grain or artisan bread, which provides more nutrients and flavor compared to commercially processed options.

Additionally, homemade garlic croutons allow you to regulate the amount of black garlic and other seasonings, ensuring a fresher and more intense flavour profile. Lastly, homemade croutons are typically baked with olive oil or other healthier oils, avoiding the use of artificial additives or excessive amounts of unhealthy fats commonly found in store-bought versions.

By preparing your own black garlic croutons, you can enjoy a delicious and healthier addition to your salads, soups, and other dishes.

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Why are my croutons not crispy?

Ensure they are baked on a shallow oven tray in a single layer. If overcrowded or overlapping, they will steam and become soggy. Preheating the oven tray is another good tip, as spreading them on a hot tray will ensure they will not need to be turned. Bake quickly in a moderately hot oven.

How do you keep homemade croutons crunchy?

Simply crisp them up by spreading them in a single layer on an oven tray and popping them in the oven for a few minutes. Alternatively they can be heated in a pan over low heat until warmed through.

NB:- Black garlic croutons should not become soggy if stored in an airtight container. I do not recommend freezing.

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Black Garlic Croutons for Soup

Black Garlic Croutons have the power to transform ordinary dishes into extraordinary culinary creations. Add them to your family favourite dishes and you will be guarantee to impress. Their golden, crispy presence not only enhances the visual appeal of a dish but also introduces an additional layer of flavor and excitement.

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