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Dill Seasoned Croutons

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I’m always finding ways to spruce up a salad, and we usually grow our own lettuce which includes several different varieties. Unfortunately, this time of year we’re still buying it at the store, but I wanted to share our homemade crouton recipe with you. We’re using our Zesty Moose Willow of a dillo Dill Seasoning and our Chef’s Blend Olive Oil, which is very light and delicate; perfect for this application. Croutons are great as a salad topper and our version is a lot healthier, and it’s about one third of the price you would pay when buying them in the store. This is a great way to use up that day old bread!

Dill Seasoned Croutons

1 Loaf of day old sourdough or French bread (trim crust if desired)
Zesty Moose Willow of a dillo Dill Seasoning, to taste
Zesty Moose Chef’s Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Method

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Cut the bread into ½ to 1 inch cubes. Place the bread pieces into a bowl and drizzle with the Zesty Moose Chef’s Blend Olive Oil over the pieces and mix until the oil has completely absorbed into the bread.

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Next, generously season the bread pieces with the Zesty Moose Willow of a dillo Dill Seasoning.

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Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray using a non-stick cooking spray.

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Spread the cubes evenly and bake in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes, give them a stir and bake for another 2 minutes.

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Let cool and place in an airtight container. Garnish your favorite salad!

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Yields 6 Servings

Total Time: 12 Minutes
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 7 Minutes

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Taco Salad

We enjoy this year round but I actually forgot about it until I was working on some photos for our up and coming cookbook. Ever since, I have been craving it so I made it last week. This is one of our “Time Saver” recipes, and it sure came in handy as I had a busy schedule that day and forgot to take something out for dinner. It serves a lot and it is quite filling. You could substitute ground turkey as well. Get creative with the toppings; sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo or even salsa would be great!

Taco Salad

1 lb. ground beef
1 medium head iceberg lettuce, cut or torn into strips
1 16 oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium red onion, sliced
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
sliced black olives to taste
tortilla chips, crushed
1 8 oz. bottle Thousand Island Dressing
2-3 Tbls The Zesty Moose Mexican Seasoning
2/3 cup water

Method:

In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat, drain fat. Add The Zesty Moose Seasoning and 2/3 Cup of water. Bring to boil and simmer until liquid is absorbed. In a large bowl, layer the beef, lettuce, beans, onions, cheese, olives and tortilla chips. Top with dressing or serve on the side.

Serves: 12

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