Since it is summer, I’ve been posting a lot of salad options that include bacon lately. Salads are not only refreshing, but can be very healthy, filling and extremely delicious. Now the question is: How can we include more bacon flavour into our wonderful salads? Well, we’ve already included some pieces of bacon and we’ve included the bacon fat in multiple dressings. What else is there? How ‘bout them croutons…


6 strips Maple Leaf Bacon

2 Small Buns, stale work well

Salt and Pepper







Grab your leftover buns and cut them up into small, crouton-sized cubes. The bread doesn’t need to be fresh. Stale bread will turn out to be just as delicious.

2. Chop up your bacon nice and small. We’ve done this a lot. You know what to do. Fry it up nice and crispy.

3. With your bread in a bowl, pour over all that lovely rendered bacon fat and toss to coat everything evenly. Season with your salt and pepper.

4. Arrange your coated bread on a single layer of a baking sheet and put these into a 400F oven for about 10 minutes. If your bread is really stale, it might toast a bit quicker, but 10 minutes was perfect for my two day old Italian buns.

5. Place these atop your favourite salad along with that wonderful crispy bacon you cooked up. You could even toss your croutons with some fresh herbs of your choice. The combinations are endless.